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    03-11-2011, 09:05 PM
Art Journal- Acrylic painting

I thought I'd start an art journal in here to show my latest WIP, a 10 x 14 acrylic painting I am doing for a friend of mine. I am using the the tape method as inspired by lilruffian for the first time. My husband found some see through masking tape and I am so stoked to try out this method.

Lilruffian (or any acrylic experts), please feel free to lend advice/constructive critisism as I go along. I am not as proficient with painting as I am with drawing and would very much appreciate your words of wisdom.

At this time, I have done the rough sketch, transferred it to the canvas and taped off the horse. I have just begun working on the background and hope to have it posted here soon.
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    03-11-2011, 09:10 PM
Green Broke
Ooo yay! Looks good so far!
    03-11-2011, 09:13 PM
Thanks. Though I am excited about the tape method, I don't normally paint on canvas board. I am nervous to try it on stretched canvas, which is normally my canvas of choice for commissions.

Do you ever tape off subjects on stretched canvas or do you pretty much only paint on canvas board?
    03-11-2011, 09:21 PM
Green Broke
I do both. I tape on stretched canvas as well, you just have to be more careful when cutting so you don't go through. I personally prefer canvas board to stretched canvas but either way it takes some getting used to. Good thing about acrylic is you can always go over it! Lol
    03-11-2011, 10:04 PM
It looks like it's going to be quite the piece!

But I'm afraid I don't understand the "masking tape method"?
    03-11-2011, 10:37 PM
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Me neither.
    03-12-2011, 11:46 PM
Good luck Liz, I'm looking forward to see how this turns out, you're such a versatile artist that I'm sure you won't have any problems at all picking up acrylic :)
    03-13-2011, 11:31 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Creampuff    
It looks like it's going to be quite the piece!

But I'm afraid I don't understand the "masking tape method"?
Well basically you tape off whatever you don't want to be painted when you started the background.
For example, in this painting she has taped off the horse so that no lines get missed and no paint gets on that part of the canvas when she goes to start it
    03-13-2011, 06:22 PM
Background completed and most of the tape removed. Next step, begin painting the horse.
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    03-13-2011, 06:27 PM
It looks great! I'm not good with paint, I stick to my pencils LOL

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