Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I was experimenting with fluid acrylics
and messed it up bad with the background
which is way too busy and the yellow
orange color was not what I intended.
As you can see some purple washes dried
before I could rinse it off. Will redo
this one and re-work the drawing. Always
learning from our mistakes. I did enjoy
getting the batik look in the washes when
you can rinse off the half dried paint.


Crystal Cook said...

I think it looks great Susan, I really do. It's beautiful, but I'm really interested to see what you come up with next, if you don't like this one, the next one should be phenomenal!

jane minter said...

i think it's beautiful susan the iris heads .. look foward to seeing mark II

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Susan,
Great blog. Yes, if at first you don't succeed....we all know the story. I sure have to try and try again. Today it's been sunflowers because someone wants to buy a sunflower painting and I've never done one before...aghhhhh!
I really do like this iris painting. I think we are all too critical of ourselves. Look forward to seeing you around.

Susan Liles said...

Crystal..thanks, but we are our own worse critic.

Jane...thanks, will redraw and define some better.

Carol...thanks, glad you enjoy the blog. We usually don't like to show our failures, but thought this would make me keep trying.

Carlos León said...

Great textures!! I like it