2 January 2010

boat legs

all the elements I love: sun, sea, surf, sand, shells and boats with wheels.. :-) and then the issue about who's got the legs - or no legs. Face it, if you can't stand on your own two legs, then you don't have a leg to stand on and you will need support of a very special kind.. like wheels? Always great to have a back-up system ready. 255 x 255 x 35mm acrylic on stretched canvas, this is number 21 of the series of 30 Little Gems I'm doing this year, thanks for your interest!! ..e^)

3 comments:

Mi said...

Great, Erika! I really wonder how you can paint so soft and light with acrylics? My colours are too much - always too powerful and not realistic...

Erika Husselmann said...

thanks Mi - this was done using Golden Open acrylics, I mix the colour I want before I apply it - there's a lot of white mixed into the lighter shades. The shocking thing about acrylics is that it dries darker...! so you have to compensate. Also, layering works for me - if I don't like it, I put some more paint on top...e^) Happy painting!!!!

Mi said...

Haha! Oh yes, my paintings are often thick and rich of colours, too!
I will try to paint as light as you :-) Thanks for your device!

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