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“Abstract Split”


Another test painting (the first is here). This time I wanted to know how well Outdoor Acrylics blended and if they felt any different from regular acrylic. They did act rather similar to regular acrylics, and I have decided to use these for a project I’ll show step by step on this blog at a later date.

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“Berry Wine Drops”


This one is actually a test painting. I had never used enamel paints before, and I wanted to see how well the paint mixed on a small scale before trying something larger. I’m not convinced. The white is very watery and thin; it took a lot to change the tint of the berry color even a little. Everything that was mixed with the white also turned watery. Not for me, it seems. Good to know.

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Mimic Painting


To learn different styles, one of my teachers told the class to mimic an artist of our choosing. I decided on Hayao Miyazaki and one of his watercolor paintings. This was in oil, however; I had to learn how to thin the medium with mineral spirits to look like watercolor.

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Rorschach Test in Acrylic


This was an attempt in creating my own Rorschach inkblot. I tried my best to avoid painting anything specific and moved the brush without thinking. I wanted to see what my mind put down when it didn’t have direction. Partially hidden around the border are eight of the inkblots that were originally used in psychological testing (though now they have been removed from psychology).