Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fraktur III far

Once again I gave myself a little project; to paint up three little flowers. Two down and one to go almost at the finish line and...

Blam! The gesso is flying, staple guns going off, canvas's all over the dining room and I am painting up a storm of larger pictures!

I really don't know what it is with me that makes it so difficult to stay on task...

Well, I am still going to complete this last little flower today,(if it kills me :O) here it is so far... I primed the little canvas with black, chalk in the design and painted over in multiple layers...I touch up the black outline between the colors after I am done with the flower itself. You know, I really like this type of look, (fraktur) done in watercolors best.

I got a few comments on working with acrylics...honestly, I don't know if they are harder to work with than other mediums. It's been all I have used (besides watercolors and pastels) since they are affordable and require less drying time between layers... What do you all think? Do you like them? What do you prefer?

I would love to learn how to use oils...


  1. Fun, bright colors on your flower!

  2. I love Fraktur too!
    Your flowers are very nice :)
    About your question, I like working on different mediums, but acrylics and polychrome pencils are my favourite ones.