Monday, January 19, 2015

The daily dose of art THE EARLIEST ACRYLICS

I first began working with acrylics in 2006.  Prior to that I worked with watercolor, pastel, and the clay printing, all of which required framing in order to be effectively exhibited.  Because of the expense, I decided to try painting on canvas, choosing acrylics for their quick drying time.  I grossly underestimated the adjustments I would have to make with a new medium.  I began using the palette knife in order to overcome my difficulty with the brush, and have continued to do so some 9 years later.  Here are two of my earliest paintings, each 30x40":

Dark Forest  acrylic  30x40

Red Sentinel  acrylic   30x40
After all these years I still consider them two of my better paintings.

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