Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Painting a Winter Robin...in autumn

Painting #38 - Winter Robin
(9" x 12" - Acrylic on Canvas Paper)

"Winter Robin" is painting #38 in the 100 Paintings in a Year Challenge. It was my first attempt at painting with acrylics, and I loved it. The Plaza art store in Kenwood had canvases on sale for 70% off and acrylics on sale for 60% off, so with such a fab sale going on I decided it was time to dive in. I started with Golden's "Golden Open Acrylics." Golden Open Acrylics are creamy and dry slower than standard acrylic paints so they feel more like oils. Since I've painted with oils in the past, I decided they would be my best bet. I really liked them and had fun painting with them. I definitely went with a looser style, which was my goal.

19 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Kelly, You are just so talented... Wow--that is amazing... The winter Robin is amazing... Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Montanagirl said...

Always love to see what you'll share with us next! Great job, Kelly. I went back and looked at the Robin post...those were great photos.

Jenny said...

It's quite something to be able to paint in different styles. As Besty fromn TN says, you are so talented! Look forward to the next one! (-:

Roy said...

I get it especially standing back a bit. The quality of a true artist. Its great Kelly.

Out on the prairie said...

Learning to put colors together may be harder, it is amazing how 16 colors can make one in the image.Nice image.

Kyna said...

Beautiful. Love your talent :D

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is beautiful Kelly!!!! You are awesome.
Suz

Shelley said...

Such a sweet Robin you have captured! Your talent is incredible! You've captured his "kind" little face well!

Elaine said...

Lovely, as were the photos you used for your inspiration.

Jayne said...

So beautiful Kelly!

Laure Ferlita said...

Bravo! Love the gestural strokes and the textures in this! Did I know you painted with oils? If I did, I didn't remember that.

Teri C said...

It is so good to see you painting again! This is a beautiful robin painted with love and creativity.

Kelly said...

...thanks, everyone. It was fun to try something new. Laure...I learned to paint with oils thirty years ago in high school!! So it's been a while, but I still remember what they felt like.

Louise said...

That is a striking painting!

Rural Rambler said...

Kelly your painting of the winter Robin is awesome. Just beautiful!

Toni said...

You make me want to break out my acrylics again. Beautiful!

kestrelart said...

In many of your paintings the bird emerges from a patterned surface. I think it's #36 that shows this best. Beautifully done.

kestrelart said...

Whoops I meant #39. I meant he one in which the bird image emerges from the patterned surface.

Z said...

Such wonderful photographs! Thank you! :) I hope you don't mind - I used one of the photos for a poem that I wrote.

It's about watching birds eat leftover Fruit Loops in Florida...couldn't find a picture that exactly fit what I saw - but yours came closest! :)