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Dove in Flight, first painting/acrylics

MLH

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Dove in Flight, first painting/acrylics
« on: November 02, 2014, 09:56:47 AM »
This was my first experience with painting. It was painted on a 10 x 12 canvas using acrylics. I wasn't confident enough to use a brush, and I didn't have a painting knife, so I used a regular butter knife to paint with which worked quite well in creating the imagery of the feathers. In most spots, I layered the paint on somewhat thick while trying to leave the dove itself with a calmer texture. I used vibrant colors to express the boldness of the white bird and the overall mood of the painting. While I see many opportunities for improvement, I definitely enjoyed the experience! Will be much obliged if you comment/critique.
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Alan Green

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Re: Dove in Flight, first painting/acrylics
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 07:10:34 PM »
It's got lots going for it, but it needs just a little too much work for me after my lunchtime concert today. I figure I'd have got it was a bird without you telling us but I'd have struggled to say it was a dove. The use of vivid colours is very bold, however, and I really like that.

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Re: Dove in Flight, first painting/acrylics
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2014, 08:40:25 AM »
thank you for the input, Alan! Much obliged!

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Re: Dove in Flight, first painting/acrylics
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2014, 02:00:32 AM »
it really jumps off of the page.  nice!