I spent a lot of time painting with watercolors and decided to switch to acrylic paints. The paints are vastly different, with different properties, qualities and as I say, "minds of their own".
Before my long stint with watercolor, I would have said that acrylics were my favorite medium. But, after spending so much time with watercolors, I am not so sure!They are vastly different, in consistency, texture, staining quality, drying time and more. I think it is just a matter of getting used to the ways of each and finding what paints fit my current mood.
Both acrylics and watercolors can use layering as a technique for a rich final product. Here are the steps I used to create some summer themed acrylic paintings.
I painted the edges of the canvas black, since I didn't want to frame my paintings and then signed them LALA. I put them in the tiniest of easels and was quite pleased. Each one can stand on it's own or be used as a set. I prefer them as a bunch.
|Sea Urchin - this is Jon's favorite.|
|Nautilus - I like this spiral|
|Ashley's Sand Dollar|