Friday, April 5, 2013

My Mandolin, Original Acrylic Painting

My Mandolin is the second of a series of three string instruments I am painting.  (See the previous post about the Viola)  All three will be painted with fine acrylics on 24 x 12 inch gallery wrap canvas with edges painted.

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The little mandolin turned out to be an interesting challenge as it has many components to deal with each having unique surfaces or shapes.  I hung a blue snuggy for the background material during the still life setting which added some nice folds and wrinkles and make the painting more interesting.  The palette requirements were a tidbit of this and that, but the mainly was : white, black, raw umber, raw sienna, burnt sienna, burnt umber, red, cerulean blue, phthalo blue, naples yellow, and acro gold.  To get the light amber for body I used washes several times using more or less glaze for the lighter and darker areas.

Today, I did the still setting of my grandson's guitar and will start painting it tomorrow.  I like to paint things that are meaningful to me.  This painting reminds me of my younger days when I played the guitar and mandolin.

I hope you have enjoyed the post and will refer me to your family and friends.

Let us pray before we paint,

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