Thursday, 11 September 2014

It's (still) a long way down...seascape in acrylic

This week I finished another pet portrait commission but the client is on holiday at the moment and hasn't seen it so I'll need to hold off on blogging it just yet. 

Also this week I gave another of my impasto landscapes (or seascape actually) a sponge-over and again I'm pleased with how it turned out. I liked the old version at the time but there's just something about that sponge texture that I really like. 

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'A long way down' (again) - textured acrylic on box canvas (5x5 inch)

This was it before:


Here's a wee close up of the sponge texture on the re-vamped piece:


I've been thinking about Christmas - I know it seems ages away but it's time to think about cards and whatnot. I've got some of my previous designs in my Etsy shop but I'm thinking it's time to create some new designs. I have a few ideas but whether I can get them from my mind to the page successfully is another matter entirely. Watch this space. 

I'm linking up with Paint Party Friday and will endeavour to visit as many other blogs as I can over the weekend. 

20 comments:

  1. oh its beautiful, love the texture, both versions are lovely, you're right, Christmas is coming, fast!!!!

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  2. I love the texture you were able to achieve! Its gorgeous. I am currently thinking about christmas too - crazy that its only the middle of september huh!!

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  3. Wow, the texture in this means I can really hear the sea...
    I never mention the C word till after Halloween, if I can help it!
    Happy PPF :)
    no. 17

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  4. As well as the new fab texture I really like the change in colour of the rocks, Christmas!!!! No!! I'm covering my ears ;) x

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  5. That texture is wonderful! Time flies doesn't it!

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  6. Great texture...I too have been thinking about Christmas as it come on us so quickly!! Good luck and can't wait to see the commission piece!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. I have always admired the way you paint...love these again!

    http://beneathmyheartart.blogspot.ae/2014/09/scarred-not-scared.html

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  8. Beautifully textured and inspiring landscape.

    http://agagasiniak.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I love both versions Nic. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. This is gorgeous! I can feel the sea air and freshness just looking at this, your texture sponge technique is wonderful, I love it!

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  11. Oh Nic, you used the C-word .... ;-) Yes, isn't time going way too fast!? I love your make-over of this little painting, it really looks so much better. And I thought the first version looked really good already ....

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  12. Great work as always. Your landscape is looking awesome. Love all that texture.

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  13. I love both but the bit of softness the added sponging gives is really lovely!

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  14. I like the way the sponging added to an already gorgeous seascape.

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  15. Yes, the sponge over really softens your landscape. The seas doesn't look quite so rough though. In the original I think there had just been a stormed and then cleared, and in the sponge over it looks likes a beautiful although not calm beach day. I really like it.

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  16. Your artwork is so unusual. It is very appealing--so frothy and light.

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  17. Wonderfully atmospheric seascapes and I think both paintings are beautiful Nic,
    I love the textures. I'm seeing Halloween art today and now there's talk of Christmas... surely that can't be right!?!?!!
    Happy PPF to you

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  18. Wow, how cool! Love the textured work! It looks like so much fun to try. The landscape turned out wonderfully. Very pretty! :)

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  19. I've never seen this type of technique before. It's really cool. I like the before, and after. It's beautiful either way.

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  20. I rally like both versions, though the sponged texture somehow seems more like you... But I would hang either or both on my wall pretty happily... I think you create amazing depth and they could be looked at for hours... Just lovely ...xx

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