Wet & Wild III

by Carole Elliott
(Caves Beach, NSW, Australia)

Wet & Wild III in acrylic

Wet & Wild III in acrylic

Wet & Wild III in acrylic
Wet & Wild II in pastel

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 I couldn't get the same results as I could with pastels so just gave up.

After watching Mark's youtube tutorials I purchased the How to paint Water DVDs and bought the interactive paints and played around with them for a few weeks.

Then I tried doing a similar painting that I had already completed in pastel to see what the result would be and must say I am rather pleased with it.

Now that is out of the way I will go back to playing and experimenting to see what else I can do before tackling another painting.

Here is a photo of the finished painting in acrylics and a photo of the similar painting in pastel.

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Feb 27, 2014
Fabulous work NEW
by: Kathy Gore

Carole I've always loved your pastel paintings. You are very good to be able to so quickly change to using acrylics and a paintbrush

Feb 10, 2014
I can really feel the sun! NEW
by: Jane (from UK)

Hi Carole - love your pictures ... I can really feel the sunny atmosphere and the sound of the waves. I've never painted with Pastels ... the picture texture looks really rich.

Feb 07, 2014
Thank you NEW
by: Carole Elliott

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments. I am really enjoying playing with my acrylics :)

Feb 07, 2014
Thank you NEW
by: Carole Elliott

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments. I am really enjoying playing with my acrylics :)

Feb 03, 2014
Great job NEW
by: Anonymous

You should be quite proud of this painting. The colors are terrific and I especially love the the thin line of water receding back to the wave. Well done.

Feb 03, 2014
Great work. NEW
by: Jim

I can see why you are pleased with the painting. Terrific job. Love it.

Feb 03, 2014
love your waves NEW
by: Pamela Meredith

love how you done the waves and the wet sand and all of it is good

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