Monday, March 16, 2009

An Update on the Waterlily

Here's the latest on the waterlily.
















I can't wait to try this in watercolour because I far prefer the watercolour over fluid acrylics. I keep trying though and keep learning. And truth to tell, I *am* learning more with each lilypad about how these fluid acrylics behave and perform.

They are fun, but I'd sure never trade my watercolours for fluid acrylics.

:-)

9 comments:

Lost in wonder said...

I'm drooling here Deb! Awesome, awesome job!

Ann Buckner said...

You are doing terrific with the acrylics. They are different than the wc's though lol. But you have great control with the acrylic and your artistic style is showing in this one too.

debwardart said...

Looks great to me!!! Looking forward to the lily - you may not like FA but they like you!!!

RHCarpenter said...

Looking so good, Deb! By the time you finish this one, you may change your mind about the fluid acrylics :)

Deb Léger said...

Hi Teresa,

Thanks! I like making people drool and wish I could do it more often. lol.

Deb Léger said...

Thanks Ann!! They sure *are* different from watercolour. I think the control that you think I have with the acrylics is what I'm used to with watercolour. lol. It's funny - they say that watercolour is unforgiving but I don't think so at all. It's the acrylics that I think are so very unforgiving!

Deb Léger said...

Thanks Deb. I'm almost afraid to start the lily!

Deb Léger said...

Thanks Rhonda, I have to admit, it's been a lot of fun. Because of the book that Sandy recommended, Art and Fear, I feel really free to paint this. That's the fun part!

Nick said...

Lots of misconceptions and misinformation out there about fluid acrylic paint. Used transparently, it looks and behaves just like watercolor, except that it's permanent - which, depending on your technique and what you're painting, can help you or make things more difficult (it has to go down right the first time). Good luck on your picture, it's looking great!