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portrait painting with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

From Acrylicsworks: Value is one of the key art elements of any two-dimensional artwork. To many artists, value represents the single most important element of a painting. The compositional structure that the tonal values create in a painting is the framework that holds everything else—color and detail—together. In a complex painting, the artist generally decides on a value key, whether in the light or dark range, or a full range of values from black to white. It is tonal value that most creates the illusion of three dimensions in an artwork, and it is also the foundation of composition. One cannot overstate the importance of value in painting and drawing.
For the AcrylicWorks 5 contest, we are looking for excellence in acrylic painting in a variety of styles and subjects. The dominant medium must be acrylic, but some minor use of other media is acceptable. If selected, you will be asked to write about your painting in relation to the theme Bold Values. This could be interpreted through your creative or technical process, materials and/or artistic inspiration.
Very nice to see Green Bouquet and Slice of Life-Louise in this selection of gorgeous acrylic paintings!
I have two paintings showcased in that book, both with some bright colors.
Both paintings sold.
 

The Best of Acrylic Painting
Editor:By Jamie Markle,
Format: Hardcover
The best acrylic artists competition showcase!
Color has the power to demand attention, quicken the heart and transport us to another place and time. The virtuosos featured in AcrylicWorks 4 have successfully employed acrylic paint to capture and use that power to magnificent effect.

This brilliant collection features 127 paintings from modern-day acrylic artists. The artists themselves reveal acrylic painting ideas, tips and secrets, sharing how they play colors against each other–light and dark, bright and soft, delicate glazes and bold impasto–to make their paintings sing. They share secrets for creating mood, capturing a subject’s personality and conveying the spirit of an animal in the wild. And how they approach subjects ranging from a shock of sunset sky, to the liquid ripples of antique glass, to purely abstract color play.

I just got the news this morning that Slice of Life: Louise and Green bouquet are selected for the upcoming book by FW media AcrylicWorks 4: Captivating Color!
Both paintings sold on Saatchi online.​

patterned trees painting by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
patterned west coast landscape by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
acrylicworks 3 book by North Light booksThis edition of AcrylicWorks focuses on the theme of texture! The broad theme allows for an amazing variety of styles and approaches. Explore how each individual artist takes to capturing their three-dimensional world onto a two dimensional surface. Each translation is unique and inspiring. From shocking hyper-realism to harmonious abstractions, and everything in between, the visual interest of each artist is expressed beautifully and calls your attention into seeing the beauty within any part of our world. See the world as they see it and allow yourself to fall into their paintings as you try to understand both their technique as well as their conceptual focus. Reading each statement certainly gives each work a new air of significance and character