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Sunset on a canvas - commissioned piece

Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by Zotilraxx, Apr 12, 2018.


  1. Zotilraxx

    Zotilraxx Air-Valve Autobot!

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    16x20in canvas. This is the first stage...
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    I’m curious of this progress ;)
    It’s already good looking!
    I’m always struggling with things like the clouds,grass or water ...
    My brain doesn’t cope too well with such subjects ;)
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    I love the texture on the canvas.
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    Yes, amazing texture, looking forward to this...
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    Hey hey!
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    Nice beginnings Z! And, I love the colors already.
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    Thanks guys and gals. Appreciate the good thoughts...
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    So... since I was given complete creative freedom on this project I decided to try something out for the first time... I mixed some traditional acrylics, phtallo blue and burnt umber, to create a dark color, an almost black. Then I used a palette knife to paint the fence:

    IMG_20180412_131706.jpg

    And the horse:

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    I must say, I am digging the textures that it created.... I still need a young one on the middle and it should be done...
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    You've got the palette knife technique down pat, @Zotilraxx. Haven't used that since I was about 12 years old, but it works. Good Job! :thumbsup:
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    Palette knife? How does that work?
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    It's essentially a very flexible metal spatula and it's like painting with butter, you smear the paint onto the canvas...
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    Looking very cool man! The textures look really cool plus you did a really good job with the sky and sun colors and the clouds, really well done.


    P.s. I got that same electric eraser!!!
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    Oh ok I've seen videos on people doing that.
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    Its the Bob Ross method. Happy little fence, happy little horse, happy little cloud! :)
    It's looking pretty nice!
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    It's a good eraser, eh?
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    There's no mistakes, only happy little accidents...
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    Well, I have reached where I need to be. I will let it set for a few days and look at it with fresh eyes...

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    Beautiful! Fantastic simply impressive!

    Gesendet von meinem SM-G390F mit Tapatalk
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    Thanks, brother....
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    Bravo! It's a quiet absorbing work. It just seems to draw you into that field the more you look at it. Truly awesome.
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