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Lost Girl 
You can do so much with acrylics and I like to experiment! This painting is an alcohol reduction. If you've never done one, they are fun and messy and …

Crashing 
Crashing - my first attempt with impasto gel and moulding paste I just noticed the face of the wave isn't quite right, but may or may not be too late …

Tia 
I don't get too hung up on the outcome. Half the fun is seeing where the picture leads you. I like the comical side of life. Dia de Los Muertos is …

My First Beach  
Hello Folks ! A lot of mistake in this painting 40x20 cm (largely inspired by you Mark ;-) but it is only my second try, gradation is wrong. Still …

The Fence That Changed The West 
I was attempting a painting that was rather complex (for me anyway) and getting so frustrated that I was ready to throw my paintbrushes in the trash. …

Downtown Amesbury 
Downtown Amesbury was created because I love my hometown and the town buildings have not really changed that much over the past eighty years. I used …

Upcountry Jacarandas 
This is one of my favorite paintings. I painted this early in the morning on November 1st 2009. I woke up with a passion that said YOU NEED TO PACK UP …

Last Summer 
This painting is from a photo that was taken last summer when I was on vacation. Watching it brings back good memories. Thanks for watching!

Series in progress: February Canadian Birch 
I love painting!!! I have usually worked in watercolours and sketching but I decided recently to expand my horizons. I started painting with acrylics …

So Many Challenges to Choose From 
I love working from the human figure. It became my comfort zone years ago when I first got back into drawing. I have two kids and if you’re a parent, you …

Chocolate Lab Memorial Portrait 
I was asked to do a portrait of someone's pet dog who recently passed away. This would be the 3rd dog portrait for me. The reference photo was so good …

In the Green Room 
Acrylic on stretched canvas done over a couple of weeks. 900 x 900. Since finding Mark's YouTube posts I have learned to love the process of painting …

Third time the charm? 
This is my third painting and the first that I dare show anyone. I am having trouble with shadows and dimension but enjoy plugging away.

"Chapati" 
Hi fellow acrylic explorers !! I'm a self taught artist that has tried many mediums over the years but have fallen in love with acrylics....especially …

Calla Lilies 
Have been painting for a bit over a year, since I retired. Started with watercolors, but enjoy acrylics more. Self-taught, with support from Youtube …

Docked For Dinner 
This is a restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida. It was originally many years ago, a shipping port that later was transformed into a restaurant. The restaurant …

Sunset Breeze 
This is from a photo I took at the beach in Santa Rosa, Florida. I haven't been painting long, less than a year. I got "hooked" after attending a …

Water Missing (but not for long!) 
I have only been painting for less than a year, and have a tremor which means I have to paint with two hands. I have played with 'deserts' because water …

Alfie the Cat 
This is an acrylic on canvas of a friends pet cat Alfie who unfortunately recently left his earthly body. I've painted since i can remember but only …

Messy 
Hi - I am Mrs Jane Rajamalar from South India. From childhood I was so interested in drawing & paintings. My father draws nicely...he taught me some small …

Sunset Scene  
I've been painting since childhood. I'm self taught and I am always looking for good YouTube tutorials. I started watching Mark Waller and was very impressed …

Fearless Frog 
One of the ways I have found to assist in marketing my art and subsidize my income from art is to teach what we call in America "Sip and Paints". This …

Mark's Seascape Tutorial - My Version 
I loved doing this lesson which was a free 25 minute video with my Acrylics Anonymous subscription. Don't think I put the paint on thick enough and …

Underwater Life 
In keeping with my love of diving, snorkeling, and the way water reflects light above and below water line I found this photo reference that summed it …

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My Adventurous Son 
My son was in Arizona a couple of years ago and sent this photo to me - among other mom's heart-stopping images. Last year he was diagnosed with G.I.S.T.- …

The Catch 
A friend of mine took his son for one last fishing trip before college and life gets in the way of the father and son time. He caught one of the best …

The Queen Studio 
I am a self-taught artist that dreams in color. I traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and fell in love with the art forms and even toured a famous …

Keeping Close 
I have been dabbling for years but never doing much about it, never had the confidence as I always figured that without a “degree in art” I was not …

A Portrait of Zakk 
I rarely paint portraits, but a friend persuaded me to do this one. The subject is a Blues/Rock singer by the name of Zakk Wylde. It was painted …

The Beauty of Flight 
This piece was a gift to a mentor of mine whom has taught me that we all go through turbulent times to arrive in time to our destinations. He and I …

Whispers of the Ocean  
Well this wave is my first almost realistic looking wave. This is my 4th attempt at waves. I just love, love waves and the colours that come through …

Towards Point Cartwright 
I started painting 13 months ago. I wanted a picture for my lounge room and couldn't find what I wanted so decided to do my own. My favourite things …

Mountain Glow  
I have always loved drawing and painting but just recently really gotten into it. I started last November 2014, watching YouTube videos to learn how …

Snow Drops 
I recently came across your website and learned about the Atelier Interactive paints. I thought I'd give them a go, and I LOVE them! Now I have the …

Self Portrait 
I had a great deal of fun painting this acrylic self portrait. It was painted from a photo of me that was taken just before an accident that left me …

Australian Sunset No. 1 
Well this is my first finished acrylic painting ,it's a bit of a rip off from Mark's Youtube video tutorial on sunsets, changing from one colour to another …

A Right Cow! 
I have been painting, using acrylics on canvas, since 2008. I use both an airbrush and traditional brushes to render the artwork. Fortunately, I have …

Pt Cartwright 
This painting is of Pt Cartwright on the Sunshine Coast. I am currently painting one a day almost religiously, after losing my wife this has kept my …

Abalone Shell 
This painting is not realistic when it comes to colour, but the shapes and lines are. Some lines are almost like layers in rocks or the inside of gemstones. …

Dreamflight 
I started painting when I was very young and my grade school teacher noticed a talent which she urged my parents (then under the same roof) to nurture. …

Listen To Ocean 
I started to paint about 4 years ago. Before that I never had much experience with fine art, but ever since I started I'm soaked in it and can't stop. …

Late Afternoon Ride 
I've just started out painting again after along break & loving it . I love using acrylic paints - they're so easy! This painting is my latest …

Incoming Tide II 
I have been a pastel artist for 20 years, having already tried watercolour. About 15 years ago my brother who is also an artist, convinced me to try …

Aloha Wave 
I've been obsessed with surfing, forever, from boogie boards at Grand Beach to dreams of one day seeing surfing competitions on the infamous north shore …

The Shell Line, Shingle Street 
This is something of an experiment for me! The painting started out with watercolour washes which were then overpainted with acrylic and touches of pure …

Malibu-Thanks to James 
It had been a long time since I had picked up a brush, and a friend of mine had taken a picture that I couldn't get out of my mind. For days I thought …

Corbiere Lighthouse 
Corbiere Lighthouse, Jersey, Channel Islands. An interesting place in that the Islands are granite and have many jagged outlying rocks, combined with …

Tawny Frogmouths 
Some mischievous looking Tawny Frogmouths with Mum and Dad thinking "will they ever go to sleep?".

Lucy 
Part of a series I called "Bling"...Love sparkles!

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San Simeon As I See It... 
I used to live at the beach and I loved watching the waves, and listening to all types of water (on cassettes and now internet) and painting water...ocean, …

After the Storm 
I've always been fascinated by the ocean. This is my latest attempt to capture the sea. It didn't start out as a stormy sea picture.... but ended …

Painting my reflection on a starless night 
I live upstairs where the heat rises in my house ...to extremely HOT. I wanted to paint, but turning on the lights seemed to make the room 10 degrees …

Scenes From My Balcony 
At 77 I'm throwin' a lot of paint around....please let me know what you think. Thanks, Harry Potter (potterh729@live.com)

Comes The Sun 
My second attempt at painting in 23 years, acrylic on birch. This is much smaller than Slow Train Coming - it was from a photo. Seems after 23 …

What is and what should never be 
This is another acrylic finger painting from 1989 when I was experimenting with using my fingers to paint with and mixing the paint directly on the canvas …

Mind In Rare Form 
This was a painting style I was using at the time (1989). Instead of using a brush or a knife I was using my fingers only - taking the paint from the …

Slow Train Coming 
My best half has asked me over the years to paint something for her. I finally gave in and painted "Slow Train Coming" for her birthday. It is the …

Tranquility  
I have decided to enter again into my local shire Art Gallery yearly ACAA Art Awards in August. I am painting a white rose but I can't decide what is …

North Tura Beach 
I had never painted a seascape work before, but I was so taken with this photograph I had snapped with the beautiful sapphire and turquoise ocean while …

"Moonlight Magnificence" 
36x48 inch acrylic on canvas. A bit out of the box; but I wanted to try some fun new things. Composition a bit lacking....But fun fantasy

Two Pools 
Here is a work in progress I'm painting on the wall of my shop. It measures 10 feet tall and 8 feet wide on drywall. Although I am using acrylics; …

Holiday! 
Well I was so inspired by Mark's SUPER AMAZING TONGUE HANGING OUT PAINTINGS :) I wanted to paint one too. This is painted with acrylics (mostly) and …

My first Beach Scene Ever!  
I spent years in illness on every level. I tried painting with acrylics years ago, but felt very sick around it physically so it did not go far. …

Tawny Frogmouth 
This is a painting done from a photo at my brother's house in Sydney. Here, a group of tawny frogmouths have for years been resting on and off in a …

Three Sails 
Here is one of my attempts at impressionism. It's not meant to be realistic and it certainly isn't. I'm pleased with the colour and light. Perhaps …

Mountain Snow - Tasmania 
Snow is a bit dfficult to paint as it seems shadows in snow have a blue or grey colour. Perhaps it is related to whether the sky is blue or grey? …

Path in the Fog 
I'm studying impressionism, Monet to be specific. I'm even asking the Universe to let me tap into his energy. Been only painting for 4+ months and …

Juicy Left 
I've never ridden a wave this big; but I've sure imagined it! This is done in acrylic on canvas, with hand made cedar framing. Still struggling …

Coconut Cove 
This painting is acrylic on canvas and was inspired by my trip to Polynesia. I can only dream of riding these kind of waves, but isn't that always …

Paradise Cove 
I've been painting with oil and acrylics for 40 years. My first interest was surf art. I grew up in Southern California and was emersed in to the surf …

My Grand-Daughter's Graduation 
I just completed this portrait of my eldest grand-daughter. She will be graduating this coming June. Done in acrylic on watercolor paper.

Cafe at Namu 
This is a painting of the cafe at Namu. It is a ghost town along the British Colombian coast, where I fish.

'I Remember When' 
There is no real story to this painting. I've been reading up on Monet's style and decided to just let the control go, and try easy. Here's what …

Freedom 
I love the beach, especially when I can get the grandchildren to go too. This is a painting of my youngest granddaughter Ashlynne. She is a free spirit …

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ISO... (in search of) 
Years ago I used to draw with a girlfriend of mine. For days on end. At each day's end we'd go bike riding in the forested hills of New England with …

Valentine Creek 
Yes, I know it is close to Valentine's Day, but really that is the name of this creek! This is a painting of the scene if you looked out my childhood …

Wet & Wild III 
I have been a pastel artist for the past 20 years and thought I would give acrylics another go. I tried them before and found they dried too fast and …

Waterlily Leaves in Dappled Light 
I started this painting in 2011. Went on holiday, took many photos of this subject. I decided to paint this scene as I was fascinated with the …

Granny's Copper Ashtray 
When doing a study of composition in painting class, I took these objects along, including my granny's copper ashtray in the shape of a hat. I was …

Little Turtle in the Big Sea 
I did this painting watching Mark's underwater technique video "Coral Reef - Underneath". Felt it needed a sea creature as a focal point.

Pearson Falls 
Well, I got brave enough to try painting Pearson Falls, the actual falls. Critiques welcomed. I loved the falls. The sounds, smells and atmosphere. …

A Different Type of Parrot 
I was recently inspired by a young Australian artist by the name of Daniel Hend, who has done a series of paintings of the human form with landscapes inside. …

Below Pearson Falls, NC 
My husband and I went up to NC to the area near Ashville. It was just after all the leaves finished changing colors. So sad we missed it, but it was …

Walter The Wonder Dog 
This is Walter, my son's family dog. Much loved by us all. I'm pretty happy with the painting which I did as a surprise Christmas present for the …

Paradise Blooming 
I love the Bird of Paradise. I have been wanting to paint them for quite a while. I finally got down to it when I came down with the flu :( Feeling …

Another Seashore Attempt! 
I'm still trying to capture the lovely clear inshore water that Mark creates so easily. I painted the beach and originally I put wading birds along …

Tranquility  
This painting is a birthday gift for my daughter. Her birthday falls on the 17th of December. She was born in Bermuda 37 years ago. We lived there …

Sunset In Costa Rico 
This acrylic painting is a Christmas gift for my daughter and son-in-law. They love Costa Rico. This painting was done using one of their photos as …

Beach Memories 
I love going to the beach with my grandchildren. This was the first time I tried to capture those memories with acrylic paint. The children were searching …

Lonely Chimp 
Several months ago I went to bush gardens with my daughter. This painting is from one of the pictures I took. I don't know if it is my projection …

Harvest - advice needed please! 
Well the seasons are not too fantastic in Florida but we sure have pumpkin patches! The first time I arrived in Florida we decided to go pick our own pumpkins …

Painting Advice Needed Please! 
This is a view that I have just painted of the bridge in my village. I've sketched the scene a few times but the painting was actually done from a photo …

Resting  
This is a painting that was inspired by a visit to Valentine creek in Maryland. I was taking photos of the area for some ideas and came upon a boat ramp …

Our Rosellas 
When some of our palms were getting too big, I took to them with a chainsaw and left the stumps about 180cm high. They quickly rotted on the inside and …

Believe 
I started this project in high spirit. I met with my client and had a good understanding of what she passionate about. Purple. She said that it is relaxing …

Vampire 
This is one of my paintings done in oil. I like goth and horror, So I thought I could do something that keeps me motivated and try to do my own style. …

Painting More Waves at Bulli Beach 
I like watching the waves and this is part of a series of beaches in the Illawarra, painted for an exhibition that is happening on the 9th and 10th November …

Summer 
I painted this last summer in Adelaide when it was stinking hot and it felt like the sky was melting. I haven't framed it, but a friend wanted to buy …

Fragrant Frangipani 
Latest painting based on a photo in a Malaysian newspaper which caught the eye of my wife. The original was flooded with orchids (too hard) so I thought …

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Painting Boats & Water - Southwold 
I love boats and feel that I can paint them quite well but in this picture you will see that I've struggled with the water. The rivers of East Coast …

Moonlight 
This one started life as a practice during one of Mark's workshops. When I got it home I hid it for awhile and then decided to try to improve it. …

My first flower painting..... 
I am relatively new to painting.....I like to take pictures and paint from that, using the pictures as my inspiration and making changes where I see fit. …

Long Walk Down - Acrylic on Canvas 
After attending Mark's workshop I hesitated doing anything ocean (and I already had two more ocean ones on the go!) Finally I decided to do a baby …

Ionian Sea - Second Painting 
I decided to have another go at painting the Ionian Sea and this time tried to capture the beautiful clarity of the water. The Mediterranean sea has …

Take Me To The River 
I started painting in February this year after an accident left me mobility challenged. This is the first painting I have ever completed. This painting …

Under Water Painting 
After doing one workshop with Mark and watching his dvds, I wanted to do a underwater painting without his help. This only took me about 45mins trying …

Under the Sea  
Under the Sea is painted with acrylics on 18" x 24" gallery canvas. It is painted using Mark's style and based on his downloadable tutorial "Coral Reef …

Birds of a Feather 
I'm a bit of a bird watcher (or twitcher as we call them here in the UK) and after seeing a beautiful photo of a swan preening I decided to have a go at …

Artistic License? 
I was asked by a friend to paint a view of his marsh. He had just moved into his million dollar home and wanted the painting to be 4' x 5' (no pressure …

Boats at Dedham 
Dedham Vale is famous for being "Constable Country" - the home area of 18th Century English Romantic painter John Constable. Dedham village also houses …

Luffing at Norfolk Point 
I did this painting from a photo I took of a training Sabot crew at Norfolk Point at Manly on gorgeous Moreton Bay - I loved watching the wind spilling …

Leftover Paint Background - Finished 
Finally got this painting to where I reckon it's finished. I added more detail to the hibiscus and the rest of the branch - but then thought that the …

A Very Strange-Looking Parrot Painting 
Okay, so I have done the three lessons of painting birds and I think I can get a photo and do it all on my pat malone.... So which bird to paint next... …

The Emu At Sunset At The Billabong 
I am the crazy bird lady (well one of them, there are a lot of us)! Parrots are my passion and with every painting I do you will find one of those "m" …

Inspired by the Ionian Sea 
After a lovely summer holiday sailing on the Ionian Sea in Greece I was inspired to try painting a boat scene using some of Mark's painting water techniques. …

Beautiful Beaches of the Illawarra  
I used to just paint in oils and still do - but than I got Mark's dvd which helped a lot in what I didn't know. A few acrylic artist friends give me tips …

Hurry Up Summer! 
Feeling very cold lately and looking for the warmth and possibility of spring/summer to convey in paint of course! It took a bit of fiddling and experimenting. …

Fantasy Sunrise 
with Fantasy Sunrise, I find that sunrise over the sea, (which I can see from my house) is always part of my dream idyll. Or sunset. Or anything where …

Spider Islands - British Columbia Coastline 
Excellent area for prawning. My son sent me a picture with the notation "here's a challenge for you"!

Painted Pink Parrots 
I was looking for some lessons on how to paint birds. So I purchased an e-pack instruction kit from Donna Gilbertson (064 - Parrot Collection 3 in one …

Leftover Paint Background 
When I have finished painting for the day, I scrape up unused paint and put it in a jar with a little bit of water. Some times it turns out to be mud, …

Through The Forest 
This is the third in a series of paintings from the Pearson Falls area. I loved looking through the trees to discover the little cabin tucked inconspicuously …

Nebula 
There's a bit of artistic talent that tends to run in my family, but until 2 years ago I'd never really tried my own hand at much in the art world. …

Mountains, Mountains, and Mountains 
I paint my mountains sometimes with a palette knife and a paint brush. I love to paint in bright, outstanding acrylic colours. The first painting …

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More Mountain Scenes 
This is a hobby that is so awesome. I do not know where the drive to paint is coming from. When I started painting I have always used the acrylics. …

Mountain landscape paintings 
Part of my landscape painting hobby is painting mountains and water. I have been painting my mountains using a palette knife. As I practice I improve. …

Peggy's Cove Paintings 
My name is Ruth E. Sager and about 3 years ago I started art as a hobby. I have never had a class and I am self taught. I draw and paint. I love …

Macchu Picchu painting 
Hello there I started with painting in december 2014, since then I really love it! Mark was a big inspiration for me and my paintings. I love landscapes, …

When Pigs Fly 
After taking 2 maybe 3 simple painting classes I decided to spread my wings and fly so to speak, well technically I was pushed out of my plane that was …

Attempting "Best Seat in The House"  
Hi Folks, This is my first attempt at Mark's Free painting lesson "Best seat in the House". I made the mistake of using a canvas that's too small …

Expectation 
A friend of mine posted a video clip of the ocean rolling in and out on the beach in Florida, USA. I stopped the video in various places where the …

Flowers For Vince 
These paintings were definitely thought out and planned. My family is connected closely to an international children's charity, Humanility.org, founded …

Olivia - Mixed Media on canvas board 
I love painting women, especially their faces. "Olivia" responded to my craving for color and layering. I think layers of colors, pattern and texture …

Enchanted Forest 
This is an experiment with Fluid Acrylics. I enjoyed the depth these paints can produce. I am excited to try more paintings with this medium. This was …

Sister Time At The Rivah 
When my husband and I moved to "The Rivah", my sister came to visit nearly every Friday evening until Sunday morning. Our time spent was shopping, …

Golden Gate Bridge  
Visiting San Francisco with my travel painting set. Inspired by the fog and the magic of the city. I didn't have the proper paint brushes but I did …

Paul at the Beach 
This is a surprise gift for a friend. It's based on one of his photos I stole from the internet. I turned up the saturation, contrast, and cropped it to …

Carefree Caribbean 
This past July my wife and I went to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico in celebration of our 30 year anniversary. Since this was a rare chance for me to attempt …

Owl on Burlap 
I love Acrylics Anonymous and look forward to the news letter each month. I was struck and inspired by Marks comment "Finding magic in the world and regurgitating …

Misty Morning 
I've been painting for a total of about 4 years, spread over a 20 or so year period. Thanks to my husband and a move to North Queensland I have had …

Sunset Marina  
I've been painting for a total of about 4 years, spread over a 20 or so year period. Thanks to my husband and a move to North Queensland I have had …

Misty Morning 
This painting was assignment, based on interpreting a photo of a lovely misty landscape, which consisted of the sun peeping through the mist, with trees …

Flowering Sun 
I am a self taught artist who loves to make a mess! I work mostly with acrylic paint but like to play around with some watercolor. My work ranges from …

Shopkeeper 
This is another piece I have painted recently for my upcoming exhibition. Whilst in Udaipur , India , I was walking past a shop, and this gentleman …

Sunset Air 
Just finished this today. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 910 x 460. The thrill of going for a big 'air' whilst the sunset light plays on the face of the …

Chapters of Life 
I started painting on canvas after the age of 50. To start with it was oil, but soon I started with acrylics. I enjoy painting with acrylics. Here is …

Born to paint, I'm finally doing it! 
I have been wanting to be an artist/painter since I was a child. (Early in my childhood, I perceived that one day when I was elderly, I could see myself …

Pair Of Beach Chairs 
I am a self-taught painter in the US. I have improved more in the last couple years just from a small handful of teachers on YouTube videos, Mark Waller …

The Beast Lives 
Another sip and paint lesson - this time by request. This is going to be challenging to both teach and for the class. I will have to simplify the actual …

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Always Learning  
I started painting years ago in Sydney, and was introduced to acrylics through the old Folk Art (blech!!). In a former life I worked in superannuation, …

Misty Morning 
I have been painting for about 5 months with many failures and a few successes. I am right handed and paint most days with my right shoulder partially …

A Day To Remember 
I started painting about 4 months ago to help save my sanity while I await shoulder surgery. I have always been drawn to water and this is my second …

Leaf Frog 
I finally took Mark's advice and grabbed up some Chroma Atelier Interactive paint. I was very pleased with the blending and work-ability of this paint. …

More Majestic Mountains 
My name is Ruth E. Sager and since I retired in 2014 I have been painting landscapes in acrylics. I have this drive to paint mountains and water. …

More Mountains and Peggy's Cove 
Hi my name is Ruth Sager and I retired in March of 2014. I have taken art up as a hobby. Part of my hobby is painting landscapes. I have this thing …

Whimsical Owls 
I have always loved to "doodle". I have had a couple of art classes in the past, but nothing serious. I love many colors and abstracts. Am learning …

Divi Divi Tree 
This was my first time using Atelier Interactive acrylics. They are amazing. They don't make you pro like Mark, but blending is easy with tricks he's …

A Walk At Sunset 
I began painting five months ago at age 60. I had been busy with life, but found I had free time on my hands. I started with painting rocks from the garden …

Teamwork 
I had a book of vinyl coated wallpaper samples and liked the texture in some of them, so I started experimenting. The "brush strokes" in the background …

Calm Lagoon 
Hi, the first time I started to paint was one year ago. I saw an advertisement in our little town that everybody can paint and I went to this lesson. …

Magnolias for May! 
Here's a little painting I did with the Atelier Interactive paints. I was inspired by the beautiful Magnolia trees that are FINALLY blooming here in …

Peggy's Cove 
I have always done crafting. I took a tole painting course about 10 years ago and really enjoyed it, but was always afraid to actually paint. My …

Majestic Mountains and Beautiful Rivers 
Hi my name is Ruth Sager. I started my hobby of artwork about a year now since I retired. I love drawing and sketching and painting landscapes, …

Wind in my Sails  
I have been trying to do a different range of paintings. This is a sea/ship one I did recently (March 2015). I am so excited to see everyone's …

A Painting A Month 
I haven't picked up a brush since 1977. When I went to college I decided to study graphic design so I became an art director and abandoned painting …

A New Day 
This painting was done for the 24th Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland's Art Expo which will be held in May. The theme is "Hope in the Present" and …

Seascape 
Hi, just thought I'd share with you my first acrylic painting inspired by a friend's bathroom collage and the "Painting Tropical Water" tutorial. I …

Home Above the Clouds 
I started painting in October, when I wanted to fill a space on a wall and found I really enjoyed it, so this is painting number 10 I think. This is …

Scenic Paintings 
I have been painting a lot of mountain scenes and a lot of scenes with water. I am for some reason drawn to doing mountains and water, but I now have switched …

Birds of paradise 
This is painted using acrylics. I had a hard time deciding on what to use as a background, and in the end decided on a seascape. Bird Of Paradise, …

Control the Storm 
What I love most about this is how the sky feels so real; as though it could be tranquil were it not for the rolling storm.

The Alchemy Of Tears 
I enjoyed painting The Alchemy of Tears. The warm sky at daybreak sheds light on an ocean of tears, turning sadness into something hopeful and beautiful. …

Time to Play 
This is my version of Mark's acrylic painting free lesson "Best Seat In The House", I have changed it a little to make it my own. It looks better in …

Moonlight Proposal 
This was done on 11x15 canson paper using acrylics. I just wanted to add something to the beach when I decided to include this couple. Challenge …

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Sand Crabing Time 
I love to go fishing and watching the joy in the faces when people catch fish. But, of course you have to have the right bait. This is a man that was starting …

Mountain View 
My name is Ruth Sager, and I retired in March last year. I have been painting landscapes in acrylics. I am also drawing. I never liked doing art …

Untitled Pieces 
I only started painting about 3 months ago only because I needed to fill a space on my wall. I found some pictures on the internet (abstract ones) …

Colorful Siamese 
This painting was submitted for a contest. It was first time I had ever tried painting a cat. It was fun to do and I especially love the vibrant …

Carl Sagan Meets Jackson Pollock 
Carl Sagan was the first person to make TV programs on the subject of the UNIVERSE. I watched in awe and was fascinated by the shapes and colours. …

Seagrapes abstract 
New to Florida plants and enjoying the range of choices. I used Canson paper 11x15, and this was done in a watercolor style with acrylics so I used …

Stain Glass Landscape 
This was supposed to be layers of mountains in fog, but my creative mind decided to jazz it up. This was the result. It's acrylic on 11x15 paper.

Looking Up 
I decided to do a painting of a nutmeg. I wanted the nutmeg to be the focus of attention so I did not make the background to busy but used colours …

In The Sculpture Garden Canberra 
This was drawn and painted from a number of photos taken at my favourite viewing spot at Australian National Gallery. The path starts near a Rodin, …

Dusk Fog 
With this painting I had some trouble with the railway lines using a vanishing point. I realised both tracks would never meet so I changed the angles …

4pm Light 
This painting is based on a picture from Jervis Bay on the NSW south coast. The picture had alot of foreground trees, but I left them out because …

Dance Studio 
This is a painting of my grand daughter showing her skills. I presented it to her on her 18th birthday in August. This was painted with acrylics …

The Color of Freedom 
It's a very long story. I am graphic designer. I had an accident and I had to quit work. I started to paint for healing!! I didn't make it but I love …

Fantasy Sunrise 
I started painting with acrylics only one year or so ago. I love the intensity of acrylic colours and the fact they don't take forever to dry!

Surf Riders - My Best So Far! 
This painting is my best so far. It's of my granddaughter Teagan's two horses. I have only been painting a year and wish I had started years ago.

Breaking Through 
Did you ever run through a sprinkler on a hot summer night as a kid ? Did you do it for fun or to cool off in the heat ?????? I sure did, no air conditioning …

Lava Surfing 
Over the last winter, the worst one in 125 years I might add, I’d been reading about different painting styles and approaches, one was color blocking. …

Sunlight on Geranium Leaves 
I have been trying to teach myself to paint since Jan 2013. No previous experience at all. I find light interesting and an elusive thing to catch. …

Older and Wiser 
Here's one more submission to demonstrate a fresh water interest from living in the Pacific Northwest of America. This one is called “Older and Wiser” …

Invitation 
This one is called “Invitation”, and it is done in acrylic on canvas board. Again; the water is not really “WET” looking. The thing I like about acrylics …

Creek in the Bush 
I went out the other day to do some plein air painting at the little creek not far from me. It was a lovely day, and I had a lot of fun painting this. …

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