DAY 29 The Cyclist

The Cyclist
4"x6"
Well Val, you called it, for DAY 29, here is my first official miniature.  The Cyclist is 4"x6" and acrylic.  Again one of those things that started out one way and ended up another.  

A miniature is something 4"x6" or smaller, max is 24 sq inches.  They had both 4x6 and 5x7 mini canvas at the dollar store so figured I would give them a try.  Some things I learned that is pretty necessary, is that these need to be sprayed with water on the back and let to dry - makes it taunt again.  And, also plan on adding additional gesso, at least 1-2 more layers if you like to work on smoother surfaces.

Thanks much for stopping by and taking a look.

Comments

  1. Super job Nelvia! I can do that kind of thing in watercolour but not that small in acrylic. Dollar Store canvases are great for their price but do have some problems - nice for eperimental work!

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    1. Well there are going to be more miniatures as I got 10 more to work on. You just have to work on them a bit more to get them into shape. I think the acrylic is easier because you can layer on top of it and not create mud if you let it dry. I did start out working the watercolor technique but couldn't get it to do what I was hoping. Maybe next time it will work out. We'll see.

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  2. WOW, didn't know the Dollar store had canvas. :) I see an oops though. His left leg is in front of the bike bar. I know, you have probably already fixed it ;) Great work Nelvia :)

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    1. Well bless your heart, I knew that, but no I hadn't caught that, and boy it does make a difference. Get back leg, get back!!!! Thank you

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    1. Rollin, Rollin, Rollin - yep we got through this, but am going to stay own your blog seeing where you go next. Appreciate you input and support on these abstracts. Going to keep working on them to see where they take me. Thanks.

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  4. Great job on the bike!!! Interesting tip about the canvas.

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