Archive for April, 2012

Value Study – Apples in Acrylic

Posted by | April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

I am doing value study in apples, mainly in black and white or one color. Value is arguably the most important element in creating believable, dynamic images. If you master the value, you can paint anything in still life. It is so challenging to paint what you see in correct value tones.

Filed Under: Acrylics, Still Life

Poppy and House – Acrylic Painting

Posted by | April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

After 6 basic acrylic painting lesson, here is our final painting project, based on a photo. It was painting on 12×12 in stretched canvas, ready to hand on the wall. No frame needed, which is very convenient. It is hanging on the wall in my studio. 🙂


Filed Under: Acrylics, Flowers

Narcissus in Acrylic #2

Posted by | April 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

After a few weeks painting, I notice that I’ve improved. Today I made a few changes to the narcissus flower painted two weeks ago. I mainly added some highlights on the leaves and corrected the shapes of petals. Compared to the first version, it looks much realistic. I am very happy with the result. I am more comfortable making changes now. That’s beauty of acrylic painting – you can make changes anytime you want. 🙂


Filed Under: Acrylics

Calla Lily in Acrylic

Posted by | April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Calla lily is also one of my favorite flowers. Calla lily originates from South Africa, and is utterly elegant with its simple form outlined in gracious curves. The smooth sweep of the petal-like spathe encloses the columnar stamens, capturing shadows and holding light in the most enticing ways.

I spent more than 3 hours to paint this calla lily. I found it’s hard to paint the smoothness of the petals and the way shadows follow the curving shape.

Filed Under: Acrylics