Saturday, May 19, 2007

Tiki on Wood



Tiki - Acrylic on wood.
I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post.
Anyway, this was my first attempt at painting with acrylic on wood. It was a fun piece.

18 comments:

Ron Morrison said...

Very good - but life is funny. Guess what I did last week for the first time? I painted a commission (thats not the first) wait for it... using acrylics on wood. Some co-inky-dink eh? eh?

Michelle Smith said...

That's is a co-inky-dink. What did you think? I liked it, but found it hard adjusting to a different medium, since I'm so used to watercolors. When I didn't like the results, I used sandpaper to try and remove some paint and got some pretty cool effects.

Hope to see your acrylic on wood on your blog.

Ron Morrison said...

I get to do mine over because the customer put some kind of oil on it and the paint lifted. I won't paint with acrylics again, for me there is no magic.

Ron Morrison said...

More accurate to say, since I have to do it again, when I'm finished my acrylic on wood phase will be over. Hee! Hee! Ooooooh. I guess I am a watercolourist for better or worse. For richer or mostly poorer...But I can whine with the best of 'em!

Michelle Smith said...

I hope this customer of yours will be paying you twice as well.

I'm with you, I'm sticking to watercolor, too.

adrienne trafford said...

your first?? that's pretty darn good! did you like it? did you gesso it? i paint my wood black with thin watered down acrylic and so the wood is still very absorbant and acts kind of like really thick watercolor paper...did you get that feeling?

Michelle Smith said...

Thanks, Adrienne. Yes, it did have some similarities to thick watercolor paper. Much more absorbent than the paper I usually use, though. I did enjoy doing this piece.

Jelaine Faunce said...

Okay, that had to be tons of fun! I took a photo years ago of a hand carved Tiki while on vacation, and I still have it. I always thought that one day I'd find an excuse to paint it, maybe hang it in my office. You did a great job! I love it. :o)

mike said...

Hi Michelle,

First acrylic on wood? Came out really nice. That's a fun looking tiki too.
Got your comment on my tiki art, thanks.

k. Madison Moore said...

Hi Michelle,
Just wanted to tank you for visiting my blog. That Ron has been sending in the troops for me. He's so nice. I love this piece and all of your work. Special.
Regards,
Madison
http://kmadisonmoore.blogspot.com

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Michelle - this is really cool! Interesting talk we're all having over at Ron's.

Michelle Smith said...

Jelaine, Mike, K. Madison, and Cara - Thank you all for your kind comments and for visiting my blog!

Ron Morrison said...

Michelle, I just visited your other site, its brilliant.

Michelle Smith said...

Thank you, Ron.

Ron Morrison said...

I still think you should post these puppies on the wet canvas, its not daily painters and its free plus you'll be an instant cee-lebrity.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=107

tonypetersart said...

Very nice painting, Michelle. That exact tiki god is actually the only memory (and souvenier) I have of a childhood trip to Hawaii... I hadn't ever seen him reproduced before.

Michelle Smith said...

Hi Ron - maybe I will. I'll have to spend a bit more time on WC. Thanks.

Michelle Smith said...

Thank you, Tony. If it's been that long since you've visited Hawaii, you're probably due for another visit. It's so beautiful there.