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A New Acrylic Painting

October 18, 2018
2018 river modified

San Gabriel Cliffs, 16×20, Acrylic on canvas

Sometimes a painting just doesn’t work. The beauty of acrylics is that a canvas doesn’t have to be wasted. I painted over a painting that just didn’t do anything for me and ended up with something worthwhile.  This wasn’t actually a complete overpaint. The river bed survived, but there were trees where the cliffs are now.  Odd trees that were totally different from any I had ever painted.  So I painted over the entire right side of the painting and eliminated a badly painted cow .  This painting has received such a nice response on Facebook that I’ve entered it in the Bold Brush Online Painting Competition.  You can find it here:

If you’re so inclined, you can even vote for it.  Your vote doesn’t win my anything, but it will make me feel good.

Paint On.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 18, 2018 4:30 pm

    Done! I love it! Perhaps i should consider straying from my usual watercolors to venture into acrylics!

  2. Roeleen Steenkamp permalink
    October 18, 2018 4:59 pm

    wow I love it

  3. January 13, 2019 7:53 am

    Fabulous landscape, Ralph! I’m just getting started in landscapes. Hope mine can look this good someday.

    • January 13, 2019 9:20 am

      Thank you, Belinda! Practice, practice, practice and you’ll get there and beyond.

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