Tag Archives: Acrylic Paint

Going Through the Motions

Sometimes you show up to do your art and you’re just not into it. Your heart doesn’t sing while you create and you don’t particularly like the results you produce.  Is it worth going through the motions? I think it … Continue reading

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Painting With X-Rays

Imagine that you have to do a painting of a model, from life, but the only light sources available to you, in the studio, are some radio isotopes (strontium 90 and caesium 137, for example) and a left over black … Continue reading

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12 Bad Reponses to Artistic Rejection

Rejection sucks.  It hurts.  It really hurts a lot.  When you take the risk of presenting something you made, which you took pride in and which is an expression of your best efforts and the best thing you were capable … Continue reading

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100 Things That Make Me Smile

Have you ever caught yourself smiling, without at first being aware that you were?  That happened to me recently, so I thought it might be a good idea to note what it was that made me smile, in spite of … Continue reading

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Texture

For me, one of the most exciting aspects of works by Monet or Van Gogh is the texture of their paintings.  You can see the brush strokes, the palette knife marks and the velocity of every painterly gesture, etched permanently … Continue reading

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Which Apple Is The Juiciest?

I had a nice, juicy apple for my lunch today.  It was bought from a supermarket and it had the word “juicy” written on the bag.  And it was a juicy apple, but not actually the sweetest apple I have … Continue reading

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A Change in Direction

This week, I painted something that was a little different and which got a good reaction from my friends and family.  The difference was that I covered the canvas in black paint, with some acrylic medium mixed and painted with … Continue reading

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