A while back, Jessica at Running with Scissors posted a fun triptych landscape painting she made for her mantle.
Here's her version:
|via Ballard Designs|
I started with a coat of black acrylic craft paint.
Then I added layers for earth and sky (and yes, I was painting on the bathroom floor.)
I let this dry, and tried to sand through in spots to the black, but it didn't work at all for me. I studied the Ballard art some more, and started over. I used to paint with oils, and the acrylic was an adjustment. I realized that using glazing medium made the acrylic act more like oil, and got to work. My final art work, (after two coats of sealer) look like this:
Rather than sand through to reveal the dark paint, I painted dark edges. Over all I'm pleased with how they turned out. All together, in their proper place:
It completely changed the vibe in our bathroom. I love how it came together. I actually found my old oil paints and brushes at my mom's house a few weeks ago and brought them home. Maybe when the busy summer is over, I might try some more painting.