Hello, how are you? It’s been a long week for me as hubby has been away all week 🙁 . I’m looking forward to the weekend and hoping to finally complete the backyard so I can share with you next week. Fingers crossed.
Unfortunately, there was huge mix up with the delivery of some of the furniture and gazebo and so I’m still waiting on that. They were suppose to come Tuesday but up until now, nothing.
On a positive note, tomorrow is the kiddies’ last day of school and I can’t wait to have them home for the summer. 🙂
Today I wanted to quickly stop by and share this cute little hummingbird acrylic painting I painted for my momma .
Because I mostly work with watercolor, I often forget how much I LOVE using acrylic on canvas. Specially when you have great products to work with.
I have shared DecoArt’s Americana Premium paint before and I can’t say it enough: It’s my favourite acrylic paint to use. It has great coverage and though the quality is great, it’s super affordable.
Here are the colors I used . I like to mix my own colors but there are a bunch of premade colors you can choose from.
I wish I had recorded the process but if I can be completely honest, I wasn’t confident enough so I decided not to. I think that from now on, I will record any painting I do, regardless of the end result.
I took a couple of photos of the process and of course, different people have different ways they like to paint. I’m not a trained artist so I don’t know if there’s a ‘right’ way or not.
But just like watercolor, painting with acrylic is about building layers. It’s of course a lot more forgiving than watercolor, because you can paint over a mistake once the paint dries.
I wanted the flowers to look like Bougainvillea (I had to look up the name)
But as I kept painting they started to look more like lilacs.
I’m not sure if hummingbirds like lilacs, I assume they do…? lol
I also think that his little beak is a little too long but that’s ok.
After I was done painting it, I realized that subconsciously, I was probably inspired by my beautiful bouquet of peonies and alliums. The colors match so well …lol Here are more photos…
I love creating and sharing what I do with you. I’ve come such a long way from not wanting to show anyone my art. I still get nervous and worried about being judged but I enjoy the process so much that my biggest hope is to inspired you to take time and find something that you love and nurture it.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a beautiful weekend.
Come back on Monday for another watercolor tutorial and a pretty summer free printable.