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Cormorants – Mimi tries acrylic painting

I took an Intro to Acrylic class last week, taught by Alicia Harvey, who I would recommend to anyone who wants to get a start with the acrylic medium. I sat side by side with my husband, a total beginner to the world of painting, and the two of us explored and went in completely different directions.

I love cormorants, they look prehistoric as they sit above the water and fish and then dry their wings. Here they are with the sunset glow surrounding them.

This painting is for sale, $100.00 if you’d like to buy it send me an email

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  1. April 1st, 2012 at 09:17 | #1

    Nicely done! HPPF!

  2. April 1st, 2012 at 07:19 | #2

    What a perfect description of a cormorant as prehistoric looking. Yes. Great job using a new medium!

  3. April 1st, 2012 at 05:18 | #3

    Well I think that painting is beautiful and I honestly can’t say the same thing about the bird itself! Found your gorgeous blog in the A-to-Z Challenge (you’re the first name after mine). Hope you have a fabulous time on your journey and meet lots of new friends and sell all kinds of your beautiful paintings!

  4. March 31st, 2012 at 20:21 | #4

    Lovely painting. I really like how they are almost silhouettes.

  5. March 31st, 2012 at 19:50 | #5

    beautiful – love what looks to be an alizarin crimson glow – how does it feel working with the thick pasty medium (compared to watercolour?)

  6. March 31st, 2012 at 06:02 | #6

    Beautiful painting. I’ve never done anything more than folk art with acrylics.

  7. March 31st, 2012 at 05:59 | #7

    Nice job especially considering you’re new at acrylics. I especially like the shading on the post.

  8. March 30th, 2012 at 16:09 | #8

    Another wonderful work!
    I love the light red sunset halo around the silouhette!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  9. March 30th, 2012 at 13:17 | #9

    This looks great for your first try with acrylics. I still prefer watercolor, but it is fun to play around and try new things. Your composition and colors are really nice in this one.

  10. March 30th, 2012 at 10:24 | #10

    wonderful to see you painting

  11. March 30th, 2012 at 10:13 | #11

    Well done ~ very creative ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

  12. March 30th, 2012 at 07:45 | #12

    A very good job, excellent. Yes, I enjoy working with acrylics too. I have worked in oils, but I can’t take the fumes. Check my bird on PPF, it is a watercolor.

  13. March 29th, 2012 at 18:10 | #13

    Nicely done. Interesting color choices. I love acrylics, basically for how quick they dry. They can be handled like watercolors or oils. The accommodating medium.

  14. March 29th, 2012 at 08:21 | #14

    Well, you did well, Mim, with this new medium! I love cormorants too, especially as they dry their wings.

  15. March 29th, 2012 at 07:18 | #15

    Great exploration. I like acrylics as I’m too impatient for oils (& don’t like the smell)

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