Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Easing back into painting

Long ago I used to paint, like 10 years ago, I would paint on my tabletop easel late at night, and create these cute Bob Ross style landscape paintings. They are hanging all over my parents house, literally, they are hanging ALL OVER my parents house. I love it, it think it's cool to see my progression and skills increase over time, but alas, I soon grew tired of this style painting, and the enormous expense involved with oil painting.

Now that I own my own home, and am at an ever desperate attempt to decorate and fill the vast empty walls my home contains, I've began thinking about painting again. I would love to have original unique artwork instead of your typical reproduction prints you pick up in the home department at Target. I also like the idea of creating something that truly complements the colors in your home.

So, here we are, I found myself at hobby lobby picking up a few canvases and some acrylic paints this time. My husband bought me a free standing easel, and we got a few new brushes. I've decided to try my hand at a more abstract style painting, I still love the idea of painting landscapes, but I feel the desire to be more open in my interpretation of what a landscape is. My first painting was a lose interpretation of two doves on a wire, something my hunting husband loved, and the colors compliment our master bedroom, so it's a win-win. 

I used acrylics and it is a highly textured canvas, using a texture medium. Not too bad for a 10 year hiatus if I do say so myself! More to come I'm sure!

Two Doves. Textured acrylic on canvas 2013. © Rene Lopez 2013.

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