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Cheap vs expensive acrylic paint: why cheap will cost you in the long run

I decided to buy a cheap brand of acrylic paint on a recent trip to the art supply store. The quantity was plenty, and the colours looks great; but, when I got the tubes home I noticed that they did not mix well with my usual premium acrylic paints to create a style that I liked. One of the positive sides to this mishap, was that the paints had a nice body to them; and I was able to create some texture in this piece (seen above). I have heard… Read more Cheap vs expensive acrylic paint: why cheap will cost you in the long run

Sunflower TOO abstract acrylic

I don’t love this piece (speaking honestly). although  I had very reasonable intentions, it did not turn out as I had expected. I am a harsh and rigid critic of my own work. I think that it is important to appreciate your good and bad pieces as an artist. It is a part of any journey to becoming something: learning from your mistakes and planning out what to do better next time. It will be a great feeling to cover up some of these with gesso. thanks for stopping by,… Read more Sunflower TOO abstract acrylic

Acrylic Fire Painting

Happy June! I keep creating, giving away, and dreaming up new art pieces for my collection. As usual, once I commit to something it truly becomes a sort of obsession for me. I have never been the type to become invested in something, to only see it fall by the wayside soon after. If I can’t see myself sticking with a hobby, I prefer to not indulge. (If that makes much sense). This is my latest acrylic piece. I call it “Acrylic Fire”. I will keep experimenting with this medium… Read more Acrylic Fire Painting

A Night Sky With Silver Stars

As abstract as my work has been lately; every time I look at this (one of my latest), I think of the view at night near a lake and a clear starry sky. It is a very small piece (6 x12), but I continue to become lost in it. Thanks for stopping by,   -S