Archive for April, 2009

Velvet jelly.

April 19, 2009

Velvet Jellyfish

First large-scale NEARLY complete velvet painting, using acrylic paints. Image inspired by Ernst Haeckel’s lithographs.

I will nerve up eventually and try using oils, as that’s what Edgar Leeteg supposedly used. Some claim that oil separates weirdly on velvet, though. I’d love a clear answer on this.

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First completed oil painting.

April 17, 2009

Neko Shrine

Oil on canvas panel, completed as an assignment for a beginning painting class I’m taking at West Valley College. Painting is the one field of art I have never felt sufficiently self-taught at, but with just a few paintings under my belt (in both acrylic and oil) I feel pretty competent so far.