Thursday, January 17, 2013

Landscape In Acrylic

Today's painting is unusual for me in that it is not painted in oils, my usual media.  This painting was done using acrylic paints.  They  have never been my favorite because of the quick drying time.  It always seemed that the paint was dry before I could take it from the palette to the canvas, but recently I tried a Masterson Sta-Wet Palette.  It was ideal!  There is a sponge the size of the palette that is topped with some kind of special disposable palette paper that is dipped in water before using it.  With the damp sponge and paper,  the paint stayed wet and manageable like never before.  It was wonderful to paint an entire 16x20 inch painting in a few hours.  I didn't have to wait for an under painting to dry and if something didn't please me, I could paint over it in just a few minutes.  Love it!  I may start painting with acrylics a little more frequently now that I have my wonderful new palette.  Click on the Fine Art America link to purchase prints of this painting or visit here. Sell Art Online

1 comment:

Madelaine said...

Lovely painting! I dabble in acrylics once in a while, but I have to admit that I enjoy the oils so much more.