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Saturday, March 28, 2009




FRIDAY ALL DAY ACRYLIC CLASS
March 27, 2009
Instructor

Margie Whittington



POPPIES
12" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas
by Margie Whittington



The project for our acrylic class was painting poppies
on a textured surface. First we applied gloss medium
to the canvass and placed a piece of crumpled
white tissue paper on the canvas. Another coat of
medium was spread over the tissue. A coat of gesso
was applied then we started painting. A wash of colors
was painted on the dried canvas and spritzed with water and
held upright to let the paint run down and through
the crevices made by the crumpled tissue paper
creating an abstract under painting. Finally
when the wash was dry, we drew our poppy compositions and
painted the poppies, stems and buds.
Here is how some of the paintings in class turned out.

Claudine
























Mary Jo


Marilyn







Ellie













Claire

Yawapa

Click on these links to view more paintings

http://www.margiewhittington.com/

http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/

http://www.artistfoodnetwork.blogspot.com/

http://www.upstairsartgallery.com/

http://www.thegoodartco.com/

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

WHICH WAY IS THE BARN?
Acrylic on Canvas
30 " x 42 "
by
Margie Whittington





(Close up of the Calf's Face)

Painted in the style of Teressa Elliot,
this calf is standing in the evening glow of the sun
getting ready to head for the barn.
Hopefully there will be some hay for dinner.

Another painting using texture and
some gold leaf accents that look like
foliage in the background.

Please visit these sites...

www.margiewhittington.com

www.canvasbycanvas.com

www.artistfoodnetwork.blogspot.com

www.upstairsartgallery.com

www.thegoodartco.com

Come back real soon, ya'll

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

PAINTINGS FOR TWIN BABY GIRLS

OLIVIA AND REBEKAH'S

NURSERY




These 24" x 24" paintings will be over the baby beds
of twin baby girls. The canvases are decorated
in the bedding motifs and colors of their nursery.


Click on these links to view more paintings...

www.margiewhittington.com

www.canvasbycanvas.com

www.artistfoodnetwork.blogspot.com

www.upstairsartgallery.com

www.thegoodartco.com

Come back soon and see what the next painting project is.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A FEW NEW
PAINTING PROJECTS
ON A VARIETY OF SURFACES

Roosters painted on Glass Pitchers and Tiles
A Brightly Colored Wooden Birdhouse



Paintings of an Apple, a Pear, Lemons and Grapes
on ceramic tiles that can be used as coasters



It has been fun painting on a variety of
different surfaces.
The painting on glass required special paint for glass
which could also be used on tiles.
The birdhouse and fruit tiles were done with
regular acrylic paint.
Come back soon to see new paintings on canvas, paper or who knows?
click on these links to see more art work...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009



"BLACK STALLION"
40" x 40"
Acrylic on Textured and Gold Leaf Canvas





The "Black Stallion" painting was a commission painted for a
newly redecorated home. It will hang over the fireplace in
the large "lodge type" big room of the home owned by
a lovely lady named Della!
The colors in the painting blend with the rich warm
tones in this huge room with exposed beams, wooden floors
and two rock fireplaces. I am so pleased that this painting is at
home in this wonderful room and will be
viewed by Della's family and friends.

The painting process on this 40 x40 inch painting was different from

my regular painting surfaces. First I added a textured surface

with a palette knife and a thick compound to give the

surface lots of rough bumps and crevices.

Then my friend and co-hart in crime, Connie, helped me

apply gold leaf sheets in an abstract pattern on the surface.

After painting warm burnt sienna, gold and orange colors as a

base which toned down the gold leaf, I painted the horse from

a photo of some friends horse whose name is "Bugs".

This painting was a challenge but very exciting and fun

in so many ways. I kept the subject matter simple but there

is a lot of interest in the painting surface with

all the textures and colors.

Hope you have enjoyed the painting, the process and it's home.

Come back soon to see what 's new!

http://www.margiewhittington.com/

http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/

http://www.upstairsartgallery.com/

http://www.thegoodartco.com/

http://www.artistfoodnetwork.blogspot.com/

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