Two triptychs here.

Anticipation, Gratification, and Expiration.

Thanks to my newsletter subscribers for helping me with the title.
Anticiptaion, Gratification, Expiration.

These are just quickie studies on 4" square panels. Not framed and not for sale.

I did these to demonstrate to my acrylics class two different painting techniques.

One is your basic impasto style. Paint what you see. Mix color and paint with it. Simple.

The other is a watercolor technique. Yes you actually can paint in washes with acrylics. In this sample, I let the wood grain show through. The end result is a very rustic, aged, folk type style of painting. Believe it or not, this took much longer to do than the plain old paint out of the tube version. Unlike real watercolor, once acrylic dries it's very permanent. Washes must be extreamly watered down to avoid letting the paint get too opaque. Which means several layers of wash are needed just to show up.

I'm not that thrilled with these particular paintings. I really wasn't trying to make fantastic art here. I could have spent weeks tweaking the drawings and adding more light and shadow etc. But as teaching tool, a quickie sample of two vastly differant styles done in a hurry, this is good enough.
I wasn't going to post these on my site but then, why not share right? Feel free to use my contact form if you have any painting questions. Beginners are welcome to pick my brain. (eeewwww.)

Flower study Two Triptychs. Acrylic technique samples
acrylic on panel.
not for sale

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