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Topic: Colorful Desert Scene Work in Progress *****UPDATE...Now finished****  (Read 1226 times)
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« on: June 08, 2012 07:48:14 PM »

I'm working on a desert scene in acrylics.  I'm having a lot of fun painting it and just finished this cactus today and wanted to share.  The rest of the painting has a tortoise, hummingbird, and a kangaroo rat. The boulders in the foreground underneath the cactus I did with modeling paste, so they have some cool dimension to them (better seen in person). I'm really enjoying working on this one, but have been having terrible back pain and am having to take lots of breaks to lie down-so it's very slow going at the moment (not that there is any hurry to finish). I'm working on the kangaroo rat presently.  Thanks for looking!

I've finished this painting and really love it.  It's a tough one to photograph because of the glitters and fold washes (and also I'm just not much of a photographer). The tortoise has rhinestone "scales".  The sand is about 15 layers of paint and glitter.  The sky has a few washes of gold over it that makes it look different depending on the angle you view it from.  I'll be showing my paintings for the first time next month at a local cafe and I'm REALLY excited!!

« Last Edit: September 09, 2012 05:22:29 PM by enakitty » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012 02:14:48 PM »

I love the texture you've achieved so far.

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012 04:11:27 PM »

Pretty colors!  Nice work.  Smiley

« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012 05:23:30 PM »

Thanks guys!

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