Art by Jeff Knecht

My First (Real) Acrylic Landscape

19 May 2012

I’ve taken a little time off from painting the last few weeks. Spent a week tending to family matters, then just struggled to get back on the painting wagon. I finally found the time, energy and motivation to dig out my paints.

Landscapes have always troubled me. I enjoy looking at them – even the not-so-great ones; but I struggle to capture them well. Add to that the fact that I’m still very new to acrylic painting, and you get the above. Now before I go any further, let me just say that for where I am and what I’ve done in the past, I’m relatively happy with this. However, I struggled with most everything about this except for the under-drawing.

But that IS the point, isn’t it? To struggle? If you aren’t struggling, you aren’t improving; right?