Monday, 28 November 2011

Having a go at painting landscapes in acrylic


Had a go at painting with acrylics last night. The paint is so different from watercolours but I am enjoying the process of learning from a Frank Clarke book.



I went on a bike ride to the local lighthouse at Hale this morning to take loads of photos for future paintings..at one point a sparrowhawk flew very close it was such a beautiful sight. I love living so near the Mersey Estuary.




Here is a photo of me looking daft but warm in my cycle helmet and dayglo jacket...



12 comments:

Lottie said...

Gorgeous painting and you look great too - clever how you took that photo!!!!

Sid said...

You seem to be coping well with the change of medium Lorraine. Great painting and nice that you have the chance to do the Mersey estuary cycle rides !

Cath Wilson said...

That looks wonderful! I like the result. Didn't realise you lived so close to where we live (Merseyside). We went to Hale Village a couple of years ago and visited that lighthouse - it's a lovely place. Nice to see someone not afraid to post a 'daft' photo, he, he x

Heavens2Betsy said...

Hey Lorraine, this painting of yours made me shriek! You turn your hand to every medium so cleverly. pen x

Sandy said...

Oh wow great painting again Lorraine.
And the photo from you is awesome. Thanks for sharing us.

Sam said...

Great painting. That lighthouse looks a nice spot to stop for a while with a sandwich and your thoughts!

Pat Beaumont said...

you're making great progress with your painting keep on with the cycling

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

I rather like the daft Lorraine. Wind blowing and the water in the background. Looking forward to more paintings. xox Corrine

artistamyjo said...

Lovely painting and a beautiful you.
Hugs

Lisa Graham Art said...

Well aren't you sporty? What a wonderful look on you! Your painting is lovely! I love to paint with acrylics and if you add all the fantastic mediums that are out there you can really make your paintings wonderfully texturized I am learning. Fun fun!

Diane said...

You do so well with both mediums--love these landscapes.
P.S.....and--LOVE your photo!!

hazel said...

I love your painting Lorraine, it's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.