8″ x 8″
acrylic on hardboard
I finished my last painting for the Big 500 art show opening on December 13 and running through January 11. This painting and all art in the showing is priced at $40! You just take it off the wall, pay, and take it with you. Great opportunity to get some special gifts, support local art and the Oregon Food Bank. Win -win-win!
So if you are in Portland, Oregon come on downtown and check out the show.
Here’s one of the paintings I made for the Big 500 art show I mentioned last week. Thought I’d include a few process pics too.
8″ x 8″
acrylic on board
I love looking at process images. I confess that I never read the descriptions of the process when artists include them. I just like to look at the pictures for inspiration and see just how much a painting can change from beginning to end. I enjoy seeing how painters (especially acrylic painters) handle the awkward phase of the painting, work through it and make it a success. I suppose I don’t read descriptions because when I’m painting I like to sort of my own problems. Part of what makes painting fun is working through some muddle I’ve gotten myself into.
When you look at artist’s Do you like to read about the process or do the photos stand alone?
by Mellanie Collins
acrylic over paper on hardboard
Another acrylic painting! The Poe fest continues with this 8″x10″ painting. I took some pages from the poetry section of an old book of Edgar Allan Poe’s works and pasted them onto my hardboard and got right to painting. As I did with my Albert Einstein painting, I put down many thin layers to get a blended effect.
Here’s an image of the work in progress with my reference photos and preliminary painted sketch. I like how this painting turned out. I was going to put it up for sale, but I just can’t part with it. At least, not right now.