>Acrylics, LOVE THEM!!!


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OK, the vacation is almost over and I hate like heck to leave and return home.

That said, I’ve discovered a newfound love: ACRYLICS!

OMG, why doesn’t anyone ever tell new painters that they are so much easier to work with than watercolors? That the final product is vibrant, fun, exciting … brilliant! That they are forgiving and give the works more oomph?

I used to love the look of watercolor paintings and will admit they are beautiful. But now, honey, there’s a new kid in town!

I tried painting in acrylics both ways – watering them down and using like watercolors, as in the first painting, above. It was done on canvas, though, and the flaws of the cheap canvas showed through. Clever me, though I incorporated the flaws into the mast of the sunken wreck and the moon.

The other is a goldfish. I’ve been dabbling with her all week and think if I don’t stop now, she’ll be a mess! From my friends at painting classes, I learned that using craft-style “bubble paints” is OK as long as it is for really out there endeavors. I figured this goldfish and my gold glitter bubble paint were made for each other!

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About Maura Satchell, writer and artist

Novelist, artist, seeker. Curious to a fault, I rarely say no to an adventure and that gift has led me on some heart-stirring journeys. I regret nothing.
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