Work in Progress

red/yellow/red gold base coat

Under this page I want to share my works in progress and the process I go through to paint them.

I’m new to acrylic painting. My training and technique has been in watercolor. So painting with acrylics is a new adventure. I love the vibrant colors of the pigment.

For Christmas 2011, I was given the DVD and book by Terrence Lun Tse. His artwork is ethereal and lovely with soft transitions of color. I especially love that he paints with sponges.

Because of my disability, I don’t have control of my hands. On another page I’ll discuss the trials and tribulations of painting when I don’t have control of my fine motor skills. For this picture, using sponges creates an energy in me that explodes. It seems to bypass the reflexes that plague me and allows me to put total focus on the canvas.

I chose red gold, naples yellow, and napthol red light for the base coat. It’s full of energy and light. I will share this journey with you as it develops.

The finished product. It goes through many changes from beginning to end.

12 Responses to Work in Progress

  1. Hi Joshua,

    I came across your website and feel compelled to write to you. It is with great pleasure and distinct honor knowing my techniques has helped artists, especially such a talent like you. Keep up the good work. Love your art site! Many thanks for putting my books and dvd to good use.

    All my faith to you.
    Sincerely,
    Terrence Lun Tse

    • JoshE says:

      Oh, my. You have just made Joshua so happy. He loves your techniques. Because of his limitations he can’t draw but he has a great sense of composition and using the artificial flowers, leaves and grasses is giving him the guidance he needs to paint. Thank you so much for taking time to leave a comment for him.

      Josh’s mom

      Carol

  2. Marti says:

    Wow, Josh! What a great comment from your new friend!

    Wouldn’t it be fun to meet him in person someday?

  3. /Sharon says:

    Hi Josh. I love your color choices. I am eagerly looking forward to seeing where this painting is going. It looks like the picture could go with your mom’s new book.

  4. amber livings says:

    hi you might not know me but happy to see you panting i am a artist my self in 6th grade i love your pantings i wish i can paint like you hope i see you on tv bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  5. gloria says:

    i love you !!!!!!! you totally inspire me <3 !!!!!!!

  6. amaya says:

    Amzing work.

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