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August 6, 2015

My friend, Sue, who is my weekly painting partner, introduced me to acrylics two years ago. Until then I was drawing and painting watercolors. No fuss, no major financial commitment, very portable media for my nomadic existence. Sue had acrylic paints in her studio, convinced me that - with "sta-wet" pallete - drying and wasting paint is no longer a problem, and gave me a small canvas on panel to try her paints. I produced this:

 

 This was more a chemical experiment than a painting experience. The result was impressionistic, very different from my habitual realism. I like to stare at it in times of stress. 

 

Since that time, in the past two years, I painted acrylic on canvas as wall hangings for friends and family. Each project was a challenge. First problem was my total lack of experience in painting with acrylic paints. What a chutzpa it was on my part to offer to paint big canvases for people, having had only one chemical experience with acr...

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