(please note that this photographed a little dark)
A few months ago, watching David Bromstad
on HGTV, I was inspired to break out the acrylics and paint some colorful animals for the boys' room. I think I did Jack's original nursery all wrong - pale, muted colors. Blech! Babies brains should be stimulated, not bored!
It took a while, but I finally got the 12"x12" canvases I wanted from Dick Blick (at $5 a piece, a total steal over the $20/piece they wanted at Michaels!) and started painting once the R watercolor was complete.
This is actually the third painting, but the cat and dog are already hanging in the bedroom and Jack's napping, so no photos yet.
I'm having a great time with this. I forgot how messy acrylics are and how you can just slap it on. The paint is so thick and saturated with color. Such a different experience from the watercolors. Also different because other than a reference image and quick sketch directly on the canvas with pencil, I'm not spending a lot of time on preliminary work. It's a nice break from all that goes into the alphabet series.
I think a piggy will be next...