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Sunset Forest (Acrylic on Wood)

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I've been struggling with Digital painting lately and it's been frustrating me. So I thought to try something different for a change.

When I paint with traditional medium I only use Watercolor, but this time I decided to try Acrylic which I've never used before. I have an old painting set that I never used, just some cheap paints and brushes with basic colors in little tubes.  But I figured it was enough. I also had a wooden plaque that was supposed to be used for wood burning but I decided to just use it for this test painting.

 To give me some idea of how to actually paint with Acrylics I followed along this video as best I could:…
Took about three hours. The size of the plaque is 5x7. And I used PS afterwards  to darken the black background behind the plaque.

So, I think it's alright for a first try. My biggest issue was not having the proper brushes so I struggled a little. - Funny 'cause that's what's been frustrating me with my digital painting is PS in the first place >:[ But meh... I might have to go buy some since I had fun painting this.
Image size
1800x1278px 1.59 MB
LG Electronics
Focal Length
4 mm
Date Taken
Jul 3, 2014, 11:11:17 PM
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saunterloftHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way the colors of the sunlight seep through the background; the way the warm and cool colors meet is very pretty. 
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SomberNocturnaHobbyist General Artist
Ah, I only just saw this comment. Thank you very much :)