Friday, July 14, 2006

Painting with acrylics

If you've never painted with acrylics before, you are in for a pleasant surprise. They smell a whole lot better than oil paint and turpentine, and they dry quickly, making them an excellent choice if you have children that like to put their hands on everything. This is an acrylic painting on gessoed canvas. I save time by adding some paint directly to the gesso and pre-painting the background. The rest of the painting I worked on this morning; quit when it got hot outside, then worked on it again as the sun was going down. With any luck, I'll finish it tomorrow. I need to paint more leaves and figure out what to put in the lower left hand corner.

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