First Painting Sold!

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Acrylic Painting Techniques


Hey everyone!  I recently sold a new painting a few weeks ago, titled “Botanical,” so I decided to share with you guys how I made it.  This piece was done as a color study in school, using an analogous color scheme consisting of red-violet, violet, and blue-violet.  Before starting, I took some notes on painting(acrylic) techniques.

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Initial sketches and planning


After that, I made some rough sketches to brainstorm my color scheme and subject matter.

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Value Scales


I eventually settled on an analogous color scheme with red-violet, violet, and blue-violet for a picture of a Red Hawaiian Flower that I took in Hawaii.   I also created some swatches of value scales to make sure that I had a full value range going throughout the entire picture.

Overall, I was really satisfied with the results and how the piece had a sense of serenity and unity in it.  I’m also really excited to have sold my first painting, so I decided to donate the money to charity.  This piece was definitely a lot of fun for me to make, and I hope to continue to create and sell artwork in the future.

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