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A blissful underwater acrylic scene

Lately, I have been working with a lot of pastel greens and examining how they interact with deep cerulean blue in my acrylic technique. When I say “lately” I’m specifically talking about the past few days since summer has arrived here in Southern Ontario, Canada. Although my initial entry into the art world began with my desire to create large artists canvas at infinitesimally cheaper costs than retail; I have become preoccupied with smaller pieces (6″ x 12″) in a rectangular shape. By the end of July, I am hoping… Read more A blissful underwater acrylic scene

Blue and Violet Acrylic Wonder with a broken camera

For this piece, I wanted to use colours and techniques that I have previously explored earlier in the year. I started with blue and added reds and blacks to change colour values in addition to performing swirling techniques that allowed for a nice marbling effect. I think that the photo (taken with my iPad) does not truly give justice to the beautiful details of this piece. If you click on the photo, you will have an enlarged view- but until I upgrade my camera arsenal to take better photos, you… Read more Blue and Violet Acrylic Wonder with a broken camera

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