Friday, October 12, 2007

Experimenting with acrylic and oil pastel

While vigorously neglecting my lawn and yard this weekend, I have been experimenting with acrylics and oil pastels. So far, I think my painting is a bit derivative of others whose paintings I gravitate toward, but I am just letting it flow and seeing what happens. I am hoping that if I can paint one or two a week (and more when time allows), a style will emerge that is all my own. These two are a combination of acrylics, oil pastels, and rubber stamps for texture.

I am also experimenting with different facial shapes and trying to improve my shading and general brush skills. It does not come easily for me, which is good. If I catch on too quickly, I tend to undervalue the skill and lose interest.


5 comments:

Patti G. said...

Kerri,
These are fantastic and I love them! I think they look beautiful in color and I love the stamping too! Just keep it up, I will be back to see more more more! :0)

Your mums below are heavenly! Fall is wonder.....love this season!

Thanks for popping into my blog too! My atc has your art graced there my dear! <3
Hugs,Patti

DEW said...

This is great! I love your mixture of elements, and the only way you will "find yourself" is to start creating with those art supplies that speak to you and go from there. It is a good thing and I'm very happy that you are playing with it. I do have to laugh about if it comes too easy you'll get bored with. Face up to the fact you will get bored with it - it is your "way" ;). I love the colors in the first one and the slanted eyes are great and different. The hair is fun on the second and the pupils are really interesting. She almost looks a little weepy. Keep these up! They are fun and I'd love to see where they take you!

Liz Ness said...

Ooo...very cool, but you just reminded me of the chores I've been neglecting. Guess I better run so that I can finish the laundry (heh-heh)!

Marilyn Rock said...

Kerri! You are amazing to me truly! These are marvelous. I love the eyes in both pieces! Your inclusion of rubber stamps really give these texture. I love the fact that you are jumping into painting, like this, and your wings of creativity and talent will take you to a whole new level.

Cindy Dean said...

I think you are doing great!