I am very much into my painting at the moment and I am growing to love acrylics and painting on canvas day by day. Though I'm not the best and my techniques definitely need improving, I am loving getting to learn the different styles and experimenting with colour and different brush styles and strokes - it's just fun and I feel like I'm rediscovering my childhood love of art all over again.
This week I've been fascinated by kelp forests and re-creating light and depth within underwater and marine environments, so it was no surprise when I sat down to paint and ended up creating a miniature kelp forest!
I spent a lot of time poring over images of kelp forests, and I love the different styles and variations in their structure. Some of these these forests do look like vast swathes of green seaweed trees, while others look more like alien plants growing under the water, which is more the style I went for towards the far left of the canvas.
If I was re-doing this I definitely need to get a smaller brush to paint my fish shoal with as they've turned out a little smudged / blurred but I am very happy with the shafts of light I managed to create, both by using a gradient approach with different blues as a background, and by striking long, white lines radiating out from the top left-hand corner of the painting.
Are any of you avid painters / use acrylic regularly?
Do you have any friendly tips for me?
Hope you've all had a lovely Tuesday!