Acrylics and I just don’t get along. When I first tried acrylics, I was excited, but that excitement quickly faded. I loved the colors, and I especially loved that acrylic paints were fairly inexpensive, and I loved the easy clean-up. I just didn’t love painting with acrylics.
I do, however, have quite a collection of acrylic paints. I sometimes let the grandkids — or our grown-up kids — have fun painting with them, and I do use my acrylics for toning canvases. After a bit of experimenting, I’ve decided I like acrylics better than oil when it comes to toning.
One thing I am very interested in is acrylic pouring. I’ve seen a lot of pourings that I love, and while there are others that don’t really appeal to me, I think it would be fun to try. I’d love to hear any tips anyone has to share!
Although I haven’t yet tried any pourings, I have been playing with my acrylic paints lately. I have to say it again. Acrylics and I just don’t get along. I’m using them, however, for a series of abstract paintings. Doing abstracts is a chance to step outside the box, or maybe to just throw the box away. I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to abstract art, so I just do anything I feel like. Usually I end up with a nothing more than a big mess.
I did have fun doing this somewhat experimental abstract with acrylics.
Before you ask, no, that little white dot isn’t supposed to be there. But maybe it belongs there. Or maybe I should cover it up.
I like the colors. I like the contrast of the white against the black background, and I like the touches of red and blue, even though they’re faint. I just looked at it again, by the way. That little white dot has to go.
Acrylics and I will probably never be friends, but over the next few days, I will be playing with my paints a little more, and maybe by the time I’m finished, acrylics and I will at least be on speaking terms.