I am really loving the acrylics. Does it show? I teach tomorrow and work at the gallery on Friday and teach Sat morning. On Sunday we will have Brunch for all the family and an Easter egg hunt. What fun. Happy Easter
Today's painting was done with Acylics and I thought I would tell you about the paints I use. They are Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylics. These paints are made in Australia and I get them from Jerry's Artarama. These paints are different than the ordinary acrylics, these acrylics don't dry too quickly and you are able to blend as if you were using oils. I really love them and many of my friends don't even realize they are not oil. Hope you enjoy this little bit of information.
Finished this little Sunflower and had it framed today. A small gold frame and looking pretty good. Have three 8" x 10" paintings almost done. Will be a feature artist with my good friend CV. We are excited and working hard to have all new paintings for the show which is set for the beginning of June 2010. My how time flies. It feels as if we just had a featured artist show but that was 15 months ago. Anyway time just moves along at a steady pace.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I went to college when I was 37 years old. I loved it so much, I was a sponge and absorbed anything and everything about art. I started out wanting to be a portrait artist but ended up using pencil and colored pencils. I made quite a name for myself with my drawings. I won many awards. When I needed a break from that I went into oil sticks and just loved them and again did very well with awards. I finally went back to my oils but always felt frustrated with them I wanted to be free from all constraints, I am now working in acrylics and loving them. So now the sky is the limit. I just want to go and do everything I feel and want to express.