Peace: May Madness Day 7

This was a wonderful escape painting to sit down and create at the end of the work week.    It is acrylic (mostly M. Graham, with Golden too) on 4 x 6″ stretched cotton canvas.   Painting every day in May is a challenge, and a fantastic learning experience.    I am enjoying it.    I hope you are too.

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I hope this picture carries peace into your spirit today.    And I wish for all of the moms, of both four-legged and two-legged babies, past and present, to have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.

59 thoughts on “Peace: May Madness Day 7

    1. Thank you, Kerfe! I’m learning so much from daily painting. I may never stop! Making a small painting daily is doable. Emphasis on small lol. Glad you enjoyed. I see you all over WP, and it’s so nice to have an encouraging “partner” out there spreading joy and boosting people up. You rock! Happy Mother’s Day. 💛

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  1. Yes, perfect for this hectic weekend. We’re going to be spending a lot of time on the road today and tomorrow. I’m scurrying around this morning trying to get blog posts scheduled, gifts wrapped, and at least some of my messy house cleaned up before we head out. Thanks for a restful moment. I’ll have visions of your painting in my head to call on when I did a bit of calm.

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    1. Thanks, Mary, you too! I wish I could do beach scenes in acrylic like you! I’ve not watched any videos on acrylic painting realistic scenes, and I need to, just trying to go with my heart on this. Can you recommend any books on painting in acrylics realistically? I so admire your work!

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      1. Hi Laura, you paint with feeling and that trumps over any style – because as a viewer I can feel your work. I don’t have an acrylic book that I can recommend, haven’t purchased one yet. But if you are interested as I can recommend several seascape painting books – check out the book review category on my blog for several recommendations when you have a moment. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Jill! I would really appreciate your constructive criticism of this painting, if you have a minute? No worries if you don’t! I’m thinking it needs more warm colors in the foreground. The grasses were just the way the paint (lots of acrylic glazing liquid in the paint and there was a thin layer on the canvas) flowed around when I changed my brush strokes, and I decided it looked like tall beach grass, might as well leave it. But I’m thinking a brown or tan in the front would give more contrast? I like the sky and water (not the waves, I messed them up), but the foreground – I like the texture, but feel like it needs a contrast there? Would love your thoughts on it, Mistress of Arcrylics! ❤

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      1. Hi Laura! I have been gone all day and just saw your message! 😍 I really like this painting as is – the colors are striking together but I’d say change it to what YOU think is best! I’m certainly not an expert when it comes to acrylics. I just enjoy experimenting like you! 🎨👍✨ I’d say to trust your instincts. And remember you can always paint over it! 🌟✨🌟

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  2. I clicked on your photo of your painting…..I am trying to remember that I can because your photo is so little! I love to peer very closely. I see and feel joy in your painting and the movement in the foreground somehow helps with that sense that I get from your painting. First from the colors in the sky and then the movement. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! 🙂

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  3. This feels like looking out over grasslands to the sea. If you wanted to increase that feeling, you might add a tinted spatter—not bright white. Maybe a bluish-green tint?—to the white foam.

    Very nice. You’re making so much progress!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. As an acrylic painter (who can actually paint realistically(!!!)), this means a lot to me that you’re enjoying my work. I’m contemplating my bird for tomorrow…..thinking about trying it in acrylic paint. Wish me luck! Thanks so much for stopping by and encouraging me. I love acrylics, but sometimes feel like I’m walking on a wire without a net lol!

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      1. My pleasure Laura! Somehow it seems like we have reversed roles lately. I am dabbling more in watercolors while you work with acrylics. I needed the practice in watercolors. Acrylics are still my go. Most likely because they are so forgiving. Enjoy painting your bird for tomorrow. Mine are ready and waiting and in watercolors! LOL

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        1. Woot! 😀 Acrylics are more forgiving, but sometimes I still feel so insecure while painting. Much much easier for me to paint my feelings in the abstracts. Trying to make something look like something is easier with graphite or pen! Pointy implements lol! Looking forward to seeing your wc bird. I do admire wc painters who keep a good attitude and don’t quit. It can be a tough master, but it’s so wonderful when they turn out!

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