Category Archives: Acrylics

Painting Rocks – A Different Way

Today I want to showcase the talents of my daughter, Elisabeth Sherwood, and share her new-found passion for painting “friendship rocks”, also known as “kindness rocks.” These are rocks that are painted in many different ways — some humorous, many

Painting Rocks – A Different Way

Today I want to showcase the talents of my daughter, Elisabeth Sherwood, and share her new-found passion for painting “friendship rocks”, also known as “kindness rocks.” These are rocks that are painted in many different ways — some humorous, many

Scheming

Scheming is a fun little word. The dictionary definition says “given to or involved in making secret and underhanded plans” and lists lots of sneaky synonyms, such as cunning, crafty, calculating, devious, conniving…and you get the idea.  Scheming is not a

Scheming

Scheming is a fun little word. The dictionary definition says “given to or involved in making secret and underhanded plans” and lists lots of sneaky synonyms, such as cunning, crafty, calculating, devious, conniving…and you get the idea.  Scheming is not a

Yes, but is it Art?

Let’s talk today about abstraction. I like a lot of abstract art…to look at. I’m not so keen yet on painting it simply because it’s far more difficult than a lot of people imagine, and I haven’t yet developed enough

Yes, but is it Art?

Let’s talk today about abstraction. I like a lot of abstract art…to look at. I’m not so keen yet on painting it simply because it’s far more difficult than a lot of people imagine, and I haven’t yet developed enough

A Flight of Fancy

According to the Merriam Webster Idioms Dictionary, the term “flight of fancy” has been used since the 1600s. It means, of course, an unrealistic idea or fantastic notion, a pipe dream, or very impractical idea. The flight is one of

A Flight of Fancy

According to the Merriam Webster Idioms Dictionary, the term “flight of fancy” has been used since the 1600s. It means, of course, an unrealistic idea or fantastic notion, a pipe dream, or very impractical idea. The flight is one of

The Devil is in the Details

I have finally finished my first “realistic” acrylic painting, although I use that word rather advisedly. Realism in acrylics has proved to be a bit of a challenge, especially when it comes down to the details. I did all right

The Devil is in the Details

I have finally finished my first “realistic” acrylic painting, although I use that word rather advisedly. Realism in acrylics has proved to be a bit of a challenge, especially when it comes down to the details. I did all right

Abstracts and Acrylics

I have yet to complete my first “realistic” acrylic painting. I have one in progress, and I’m hoping to finish it soon. My second acrylic attempt turned into my disastrous, but somewhat charming Study in Black and White which will forever

Abstracts and Acrylics

I have yet to complete my first “realistic” acrylic painting. I have one in progress, and I’m hoping to finish it soon. My second acrylic attempt turned into my disastrous, but somewhat charming Study in Black and White which will forever

Don’t Even Ask

Usually when I’m learning a new medium, I take a slow but steady approach, doing my best to get the basics down before attempting more involved projects. Not so with acrylics for some reason. Oh, I did start with the

Don’t Even Ask

Usually when I’m learning a new medium, I take a slow but steady approach, doing my best to get the basics down before attempting more involved projects. Not so with acrylics for some reason. Oh, I did start with the