Shocker! I’m Painting with Acrylics for Sketchbook Sunday!

Hi friends! If you’re a regular around here you know I am typically not that fond of acrylics but I decided to give them a spin this week for sketchbook Sunday!

I had a lot of fun with this painting. The reason I enjoyed it was because I didn’t force myself to finish it in one go. I started it early in the morning then walked the dog, then did another layer, then went to the gym, then painted a big chunk of it, then made dinner and finally I added the finishing touches after I let my eyes have a break from it. I think we often have times when we don’t get more than 20 minutes at a time to paint and having something like this on your easel to come back to can be really encouraging because you don’t have to come up with something from scratch, you just keep adding to it! The real time version of this is up in Critique Club if you are interested:)


Feel free to use the stencils and stamps you have on hand to create your background, it will be totally yours that way! Happy painting!

7 Responses

  1. Wow that is beautifull


  2. Really pretty! Looks like star-gazer lilies to me. A fav of mine. I paint more with acrylics than watercolor but never have owned that particular yellow but after viewing this I think I MUST have some. Is there a sub for that shade of yellow? It looked almost metallic. Hope u will do more acrylics from time to time but your watercolor pieces have really helped me to explore a new medium with confidence. I’ve come to enjoy them as well as acrylics. Thanks for all the time you spend preparing and teaching and encouraging us to be the best artists we can be.


  3. I really like the painting. I totally understand the issue of trying to get too much done at 1 time and we should walk away and then come back. Really great to be reminded.


  4. Hi Lindsay,
    This painting is beautiful. I always wanted to paint a flower like this; THANK YOU for showing me how to paint it.
    Take care and enjoy life.
    All the best to YOU and your family.
    God bless.
    Linda H


  5. I like this image. Using the hex stencil in the background was inspired.


  6. Its Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.


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