Monday, April 16, 2012
Having some fun with acrylics
Hi there, I started out years ago painting with acrylics as a lot of people seem to do, I think beginners have a fear of oils for some reason. I learned to love oils and thought why would anyone use acrylics unless of course for health reasons. Well I was looking at a book on painting with acrylics and it inspired me to give them a try again and I have been having a ball. I feel a little rushed to work with them although I am adding a medium. I mixed my paint, put it on with a palette knife and then dabbed at it with aluminum foil to create texture. After that dried I painted my poppies and played with the edges with a very wet brush. I have painted a few more after this and I'll share those soon. I wanted this to be kind of an abstract floral. It is painted on a 8 x 10 canvas.
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