Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Acrylic on board, 5" x 7"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
You've had this experience: you're trying to learn something, you're struggling along and it's just not coming, so you drop it. You put it out of your mind for awhile. Later you come back to it again and it is suddenly so much easier that you wonder what the problem was in the first place. Somehow you were learning, even while you weren't doing.
That's what happened with this piece. It is painted with Golden Open acrylics, a new formulation that stays wet longer than regular acrylics. When I first got the paints a few months back, I did several paintings with it. I felt the paint was promising, but it didn't quite handle like any other paint, so it was always a struggle. Finally, I stopped using it altogether.
I picked it up again for this painting, and immediately felt right at home with the medium--it just clicked and I seemed to have a newfound understanding of how to handle the paint. It was so much fun!
I love it when that happens.