Saturday, March 13, 2010

New acrylics

"IRIS"
8"X6"
I went to the art store yesterday and they had these new acrylic paints called GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS. They work just like oil paints and stay wet longer than regular acrylics, which is good for plein air painting and getting out of my comfort zone. I bought a limited palette; titanium white, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, and cadmium yellow primrose. And I painted these iris! I love them - how soft they are, how I had to use my imagination and really think about mixing the pigments to get the colors I wanted. I painted this painting last night and this morning it was just barely dry enough to put under the scanner for a few seconds. I am going back today to get a few more. I couldn't mix a purple or orange that I liked, so I will look for those. This painting is available for purchase, just email me.
Happy weekend!!

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