Valerie Rogers paints wildlife art with acrylic and watercolor. With her award winning artwork she shares her appreciation for nature. A Canadian painter she focuses on Canadian animals including bears, big horned rams, deer and moose. But she also paints simple natural things in her series "Stonescapes" that feature the beauty of rocks. By blogging she shares her painting and creative process. View her paintings at www.valerierogers.com
Sometimes every artist just needs to shake things up. Take time to learn, experiment and just play with paint. Here are some of my play pieces from the last little while. They all are a bit different either because of what they were created with, how they were created or in their style. This is some my experimental work that does not (always) show up on my website
The birds are on a heavily textured background on board created with layers of moulding paste and heavy body paints. This rough surface was then filled with self leveling tar-gel to re-create a smooth enough surface to paint the detailed feathers of these beautiful Prince Edward Island bluebirds. The grizzley was a quick draw/paint on speciality hard board. The Thunder Jet boat paintings are painted on a background that is meant to represent diamond plate metal. The white boat is painted on various shades of grey to create the illusion of a metallic surface and the black one is using a metallic paint for the silver base. I prefer to make paint look metallic than to use a paint that really shines. Good lesson though. By the way Thunder Jet boats are a great welded aluminum boat that my husband represents in Canada. The birch trees/heron were just a practice with a different thicknesses of paint.
All fun and some interesting results. Some I would do differently next time but fairly pleased with how each of these turned out.