Backtracking: painting with acrylics

I decided to try painting with acrylics.  BD paints.  One of his first presents to me ever was a hand painted oil on canvas of flowers… they look a bit like lilies.   I figure if he can do it, so can I.

Strangely enough, a few months ago I suddenly became obsessed with lilies as well.  Don’t ask me why.   So I tried a couple.  First was a calla lily I photographed in Taiwan.  It’s long been one of my favourite photos.  I was super impressed by my attempt.  Here’s the painting with the original photo.

I’ve made this calla lily part of Pixibug’s door sign with her name on it.

Now, I admit… I’ve got work to do.  But for my first try I’m happy with it.  In fact, I was feeling so pleased with myself that I tried a more complicated lily.

As you can see, it did not turn out as well.  I suppose it’s back to the drawing board for me…

……or rather back to the canvas.


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