Fred Vee


My latest painting which I finished today. Again, very much enjoying the acrylics and charcoal combination. I like the contrast between them and the way the charcoal gets layered over or when used for a final bold black.

I experimented a bit with some different textures that I hadn’t used before. You see in the lower right and kind of mesh thing, the use of a palette knife with the red lines and using a dessert lid to make some circles down in the mix.

It was fun and as always I had no idea what would turn out. I’m pretty pleased with this though. I’m starting to understand a bit better what the paint is capable of and how to control it a little. But that’s boring to talk about. It was very relaxing and stress free to create. I can’t repeat enough that with painting and printmaking I really love the process. It’s full of unexpected turns and mystery. I can’t ask for more than that.




I’m really digging the acrylic and charcoal technique I picked up from that artist Dan Tirels on YouTube. It’s really a loose fun exercise that takes a couple of hours to complete.

I’ve done about 7 or 8 of them now and feel a little bit of understanding starting to develop. I would like to use them as bouncing points for some other ideas I have, like as a loose outline for some wood prints or incorporating them with image transfers. Of course, they are fine on their own as well.

Give it a try, I bet you’ll get into real fast.