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        08-17-2010, 12:28 AM
      #1
    Weanling
    First Painting Ever

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    I've never really painted before (a few watercolors in high school-that's it) but always wanted to give it a go. So almost 2 years ago next month I was given a saw blade by a friend that he wanted me to paint. Thinking it wouldn't be that difficult, I bought some oil paints and started what I thought would be an easy project. Wrong! Turns out oils and I don't get along...at all. So the saw has sat for almost two years now and I'd only touched it once or twice.
    Well a few weeks ago I started following the awesome works of Lilruffian (check out her threads if you haven't yet!) and thought I should maybe give it another try. But this time with acrylics. So I stripped the paint off and started again. And tada! I'm done.
    So don't judge too harshly-first painting practically. I'm just glad it's finally done.
    And due to the ridiculously large size of this thing and a not-so-great camera, the pics aren't that great. Sorry!



         
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        08-17-2010, 01:57 AM
      #2
    Weanling
    Wow that's amazing I can't paint to save my life :]
         
        08-17-2010, 12:55 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Very cool! I love the action/movement between the horses You just reminded me that I have a sawblade I've been meaning to paint for the last year. . .
         
        08-17-2010, 02:13 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Lol I like it! Especially the sky (i hate painting clouds lol) and the detail in the trees. I know it's not easy to paint on tricky surfaces because the paint always wants to pullup when you go to apply another coat.
    I like how you placed the horses as well & shadowing ;)
    Great job girl! Hope this means we'll see more!
         
        08-18-2010, 07:12 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Thanks everyone!
    Bueno~lol I didn't think I could either. To be frank, I hated painting. The idea of it didn't appeal to me at all. Give it a try
    Payette~Hopefully you don't take two years to finish it like I did!
    Lilruffian~Just so you know, you were my inspiration If it weren't for your thread on your paintings I wouldn't have considered acrylic and this thing would still be in my basement collecting dust. And yeah the surface was...interesting. There was only one spot about the size of a quarter that wanted to pull up. I convinced it otherwise
    And I hope to maybe paint again...we'll see!
         
        08-18-2010, 08:04 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by midwestgirl89    
    Lilruffian~Just so you know, you were my inspiration If it weren't for your thread on your paintings I wouldn't have considered acrylic and this thing would still be in my basement collecting dust. And yeah the surface was...interesting. There was only one spot about the size of a quarter that wanted to pull up. I convinced it otherwise
    And I hope to maybe paint again...we'll see!
    Well glad to be of some help & "inpiration". I was just looking at some of my very first paintings & i'm still laughing. I'd post some on here so you could see how I started out, but it'd be awfully embarrassing lmao!
         
        08-18-2010, 09:17 PM
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    Weanling
    Lol just like if I posted some drawings from even a year ago. Not to mention a practice mini-painting I did when I bought the paint two years ago. It was horrible!
         
        08-19-2010, 03:06 AM
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    Trained
    The trees are brilliant! This is fantastic for a first painting, and particularly on such a different surface, very brave of you that's for sure!!
         
        08-19-2010, 10:09 AM
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    Weanling
    Thanks Kayty. I think I went into it not realizing what I may have been getting myself into. It wasn't until I was about halfway done with the grass when the though occurred to me 'wait, this isn't the best thing to paint on-it's not like a canvas at all'
    O well!
         
        08-19-2010, 12:55 PM
      #10
    Green Broke
    Lol you should have seen me when I did my first stretch-board canvas (i normally work on a flat canvas with a hard (glued) backing). I nearly set the thing on fire I was so frustrated! I managed to cool myself though & after stuffing it in my closet for a few days went back & finished it.
    Kindof silly, because I can work with them fine now lol.
         

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