Wood + Acrylics

I thought it might be fun to try a small acrylic painting on a scrap of balsa wood from Hub’s shop. This is about 6″ wide by 3″ high.

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I first coated the wood with matte Mod Podge, let it dry and then went in with the paint. One thing I have to be mindful of when working with acrylics is that they always dry darker, which is the opposite of what I’m used to with watercolor. The nice thing, though, is you can always go back in and add light paint over dark areas if that happens, so … bonus!

Happy Monday, and I hope everyone has a wonderful and productive week! Peace.

68 thoughts on “Wood + Acrylics

    1. Thanks, Sabiscuit, me too! Isn’t it wonderful?! I had no clue. So much to learn in this journey and really enjoying it. Loving acrylics too! Who knew? Just loving it. Have a terrific week! Thanks for stopping by and encouraging me. Much appreciated. πŸ’œ

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            1. Yes! I was thinking sky when I painted it. I’m having so much fun with acrylics. Not sure why I resisted them for so long?! Another mystery of me. It’s an endless list lol. I am freaking loving painting on wood. It never ends, the joys of the art journey!

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  1. love it!
    love how your imagination with materials, tools, mediums, subject and interpretation has SOARED!!!
    the viewer is allowed to contemplate many things within your creation – thus they stay longer. well done! πŸ™‚

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