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ionlyski

Trad climber
Polebridge, Montana
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 8, 2018 - 10:20pm PT
Hard to beat IMO the durability, vivid colors and sharply defined lines of good acrylic paint. This one is an original which hangs in my cabin, painted by old time neighbor up the next homestead and is a reflexion of the local landscape. He told me when he cleans them up after years of display he just takes them down to the creek to wash em up. Haven't tried that yet.

It's called "Lupine" after the blue plant that flowers in late June, with the Western Larch, Engleman Spruce and Lodgepole Pine in the background.

Show me some more acrylics please!

Arne
Peter Moore painting
Peter Moore painting
Credit: ionlyski
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 9, 2018 - 12:24am PT
hey there say... ionlyski, wow, love it...

i have oils and acrylics... i will find some...

just a minute or two or more, ;)


acrylic...
acrylic...
Credit: neebee


acrylic...
acrylic...
Credit: neebee


acrylic...
acrylic...
Credit: neebee


acrylic...
acrylic...
Credit: neebee


acrylic...
acrylic...
Credit: neebee


acrylic...
acrylic...
Credit: neebee


acrylic...
acrylic...
Credit: neebee


i tried to pick some that had outdoor trees... for the greens
like you shared...


then, a few others, for variety...


most of my others are ALL OILS...
though, i have a few more acylics, as well...


they work good, when i want to send a fast gift, as, i have not
time for oils to dry...


:)


oh, MUST SAY:

i WATER DOWN my acrylics... so they look more like oil paintings,
and then, i SPRAY THEM with a bit of craft lacquer, or,
they are duller, when watered down...


and-- at least one or two, of these are done on a harder
chalk covered board, so they look different than canvas...


you can get quite a few variety of effects, with acrylics...

i love it!! i have not been able to get my self to want to
do 'from tube' only acrylic, though...


i like the 'oil effects' :))
ionlyski

Trad climber
Polebridge, Montana
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2018 - 08:34am PT
Whoa! Neebee those are fantastic! I love them all. Any stories behind some of those?
Arne
BigB

Trad climber
Red Rock
Jan 9, 2018 - 09:03am PT
Yeees, I love acrylics(new fav thread on ST)! I just started painting this past Dec.
Hereís my first few(in reverse order of completion)...

Work in progress
Work in progress
Credit: BigB

Credit: BigB

Oak creek RRNCA
Oak creek RRNCA
Credit: BigB

JackRabbit
JackRabbit
Credit: BigB

Credit: BigB

Credit: BigB

Edit: Neebee I love that forest path one!!! and portraits oh my... Iím scared to try ;)
ionlyski

Trad climber
Polebridge, Montana
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2018 - 10:35am PT
That is one cocky camel! And the bluebird looks like a college professor. Very nice!

I myself, do not paint. I just have a hard time with the vague and overlapping colors with oils sometimes and guess my brain likes acrylics. Kind of like eye candy.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 9, 2018 - 05:17pm PT
hey there say, ionlyski...

yes, i will tell the stories, later tonight...

i got to sleep for an hour and then go do spanish with my neighbor...


say, also-- BigB wow, i love that camel!
yes, the bird and bunny, and all those...

there, you see-- different TEXTURES can be done, too...

and, try painting on a board, covered with gesso, too,
as well... for other effects...

they are things to blend the acrylics, with too, however, i do not
know if they last permanent for years, though...

but-- i still do some that way...

i've used egg with them, too... but, i used liquid acrylics, and sometimes-- you get a big oops, and stuff wipes off, when you paint
over and you lose your work... after it dries enough,
you can risk to paint over it though... (this is doing layers) ...


here is one that i had egg white in...

sadly, photo is fuzzy...
(used egg white mixed in, for the background...

acrylic...
acrylic...
Credit: neebee



acrlilc with egg white layers for gloss...
acrlilc with egg white layers for gloss...
Credit: neebee


ooops, did not realize the photo was so small...
will put a bigger one, up later...


it is one of the few that I KEPT for my self, :))
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Jan 9, 2018 - 05:50pm PT
Here are a couple of mine.

Credit: phylp

Credit: phylp
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jan 9, 2018 - 05:52pm PT
neebee's handiwork
neebee's handiwork


reaching for hanging dirtsnake.  crawl up in it at midway, stand and r...
reaching for hanging dirtsnake. crawl up in it at midway, stand and rest with your ankles pokin' out. then extrude oneself and rally for the crumbles at the lip
Credit: thebravecowboy


reaching for hanging dirtsnake
reaching for hanging dirtsnake
Credit: thebravecowboy

TFBU, neebee
TFBU, neebee



but maybe a micro-nap first
but maybe a micro-nap first
Credit: thebravecowboy


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 9, 2018 - 07:07pm PT
hey there say, thebravecowboy... ahhah, i ALMOST shared that one...
the top one... did not have a large pic, of the 'laughing pup' :))

say, the oil painting, of pup ...should be ready, later this month...
:)
BigB

Trad climber
Red Rock
Jan 10, 2018 - 09:20am PT
hopefully this thread grows legs...
Phylp that 2nd one speaks to me...where is it? I wanna say RR
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Jan 10, 2018 - 11:39am PT
Hi BigB,
All my landscapes are loosely adapted from photos I take. The top one is looking across Crowley Lake from 395. The lower one is from a hike on the east side north of Lee Vining, can't remember which trailhead exactly right now.
I do have a couple from Red Rocks, when I get home I'll post it for you.
Phyl
clode

Trad climber
portland, or
Jan 10, 2018 - 12:10pm PT
Hey BigB, how did you ever get Moose to sit for that one!?

BigB

Trad climber
Red Rock
Jan 10, 2018 - 02:23pm PT
Clode,
Fortunately its not a moose(lol, guess I better keep workin at my painting) its a camel and they love to be smartasses for a camera
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Jan 10, 2018 - 03:09pm PT
phylp, I love your work.
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Jan 10, 2018 - 03:28pm PT
One thing to remember, and not just for acrylics, is that there are some cheap, plastic-powder pigments that are, to say the least, "fugitive". I was using "thalo red" on a painting, and just a week later, I could see that it faded compared to what had been applied the day before. So, I went back, and repainted out all that cheap red with a more expensive paint.

The better pigments are metal oxides, sulfides, etc., and are permanent and can be expensive. My favorite is a cadmium medium yellow, which is the same stuff they used to paint school buses with. It costs about five times as much as the cheap stuff, but it's permanent. Two other beauties are cobalt blue and chromium green.


Just don't lick your brushes, van Gogh - - - linseed oil is good for you, but heavy metals, not so much.

phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Jan 10, 2018 - 05:08pm PT
Thank you, OffWhite, that is nice of you to say. I haven't painted much at all since I moved to southern California. Been healthy, so I've been climbing a lot. Much of my time/creative energy has gone into working on my new yard, converting grass to a desert landscape. A lot of time and work! But I promised Fritz a piece based on one of his photos so that is on my "to do" list.

BigB, here is an old piece based on a photo taken from near Running Man:

Credit: phylp
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Jan 10, 2018 - 06:01pm PT
Clode, I resemble that!

Moose
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jan 10, 2018 - 08:24pm PT
Credit: Mtnmun
Celestial Bear 48"x48" Acrylic on Canvas
ionlyski

Trad climber
Polebridge, Montana
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2018 - 09:14pm PT
That bear is one of the coolest things I've ever seen, at least lately. How creative! Did you paint that yourself? Is it for sale? Beautiful.

Arne
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Jan 10, 2018 - 09:21pm PT
Arne, you should take a look at the "art thread with images" thread. Mtnmun's been sharing his gorgeous work with us there for years. There's also a lot of other great work by the many supertopo artists posted there too.
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