Medium: Acrylic on Brown Rice Paper
Date: March 2009
This is the first time I tried to paint in acrylic. I found it quite fun, but had difficulty blending the colours.
The title of the painting is Dream, and I have included my childhood dream elements in it, as seen from the rollercoaster(I have always wanted to ride one but chickens out at the last minute all the time, so I wish I had enough courage to try it the next time I go to the amusement park), the whale(exploring underwater and swimming in the ocean with all the beautiful marine creatures was my dream job) and the island(when I get rich, I will own a island all by myself and start living there with my loved ones, away from the rest of the world.)
However, the buildings represent the reality…
Anyway, I feel that the painting can be further improved by adding in more details of the girl’s legs and the person’s face on the rollercoaster, giving the painting a more realistic effect. The dark and light areas should also be more defined so as to increase the contrast of the shadows and minimize flat planes of colour.
Overall, I am still satisfied with this piece of art, considering the fact that it was my first attempt!