Friday, July 6, 2012

Gouache & Acrylic Pet Portraits

Kentucky is in the middle of a heatwave along with everyone else.  Hopefully it will cool off a little bit soon!  I've been painting small pet portraits, only 6 x 6.  These are out of acrylics and gouache paints which are water based.  Using the water based paints are a big adjustment for me since they dry so quickly but it's fun to try new mediums.  Edges are a challenge also, I like to blend them more but it's dry before I get ready--must work faster!!!

Last night I took my first pottery class, it was very interesting and relaxing at the same time as I watched the potter's wheel turn.  I'll take pics next week and post.

 Amos
 My Lucky Dog!
 Mattie
 Mocha Pie
Duke