A kind and appreciative client recently sent me a gift card to Blick, for which I was very grateful. I put it to good use, purchasing an introductory set of Golden acrylic paints and mediums. I am so wowed by the intensity of these paints, and the various effects you can get simply by changing the medium. I haven’t even begun to really explore all of the sample bottles in the set yet, but I’ve seen enough of Chris Cozen’s demonstration DVDs on Artist Network TV to know what a wonderful box of happiness this is! 🙂
I was playing around the other night before bed with a grid composition and a 6 x 6″ piece of acrylic paper by Strathmore (246 lb., 400 series). This paper is a bargain at twice the price. It has the feel and texture of canvas, but much less expensive. In my experience, it holds up well and doesn’t buckle. Apparently, people even use it for watercolor (although I’ve not tried this yet). Anyway, love the paper, love the paints, and Jill, bless your bones – I should have listened to you long ago. I can see why you love Golden products so much!
Anyway, I’m happy with the way this little painting turned out, and I’m looking forward to having a little more time to play with the grid composition and see what else I can come up with.
I hope everyone in the Northern Hemisphere is having a wonderful spring. Our daffodils are going crazy, and their smell is everywhere. So happy about that. Peace and warm sunshiny breezes to all!