Friday, May 7, 2010

Still Life Painting

Size: 5 x 5 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Drafting film (mounted on watercolor paper)
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Inspired by Karen and Deb, I decided to use a drafting film to do this still life painting. The drafting film provides a smooth surface which is great for realism painting. I enjoyed this support very much although it required several layers of paint to get a solid background. I think it has great potential in achieving many more interesting textures than my usual support (multimedia artboard and canvas). Will definitely experiment more with this support!

I will post some of the pictures of my trip as soon as I finish processing hundreds of photos that I took in Japan. Hopefully there are some good ones to share with you. :-)

15 comments:

Bonnie Heather said...

These grapes turned out wonderful. Thanks for posting them.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, I have been thinking I will try acrylics on the film, after seeing Deb's work and after seeing your work too I'm thinking definitely going to give it a go!!!!

dominique eichi said...

Fabulous grapes. I love how you included the drops of water. That moistness on those grapes really makes them so yummy.
I'b love to see pics of this process on this surface

Mona said...

Akiko, I like that you really caught all those interesting yet subtle color variations that grapes have on their surface.

Sheila said...

Sugoi!!!!! There is nothing you can't render beautifully and so skillfully.

Prabha N. said...

Although i havent seen the film, this richly colored painting has come out superb!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Oh wow Akiko! This is so wonderful! I would like to try some drafting film, am having a hard time finding it.
Looking foward to scans of Japan!
:)

Gwen Bell said...

Delicious...they look good enough to eat! Wonderful Realism.

Is it the regular Vellum type drafting film? I used to do pen & ink on that. Didn't even know it would take paint. Thanks! Going to have to try it.

Linda said...

I was blown away by these grapes, I felt I could just reach out and pick one, fabulous work, always a treat to visit your blog, Linda :)x

Diana Marshall said...

Amazing painting,the bloom on the grapes is perfect, I am in awe at your skill!

DEB said...

These look yummy enough to eat Akiko! and full of antioxidants, right?

Dean Grey said...

Akiko!

These grapes look amazing! So detailed for such a small painting!

Excellent job on the drops of water.

I love the dramatic lighting too!

-Dean

Barbara A. Freeman said...

The grapes look so yummy, Akiko! Such nice rich colors!

hissnhowl said...

Wow!! I don't even know what else to say...

Johnny said...

Akiko, I love this still-life. you really created a sense of depth with those subtle lights and darks.

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