First, let me say that painting is so much harder than it looks.
Second, I’ve never taken any art classes, so everything I create reflects my progression as a self-taught painter.
Lastly, I prefer oil painting but my small apartment makes it too hard to do, so I’m focusing on acrylics.
Acrylics are driving me crazy because I prefer blending on the canvas. And as you know, acrylics dry within seconds essentially. I have tried to use a slow-dri medium but it doesn’t make acrylics like oils. It still dries too fast in my opinion. But, space (and money) reinforce my commitment to acrylic painting.
This painting, which I call Safe Harbor, reflects my struggles with blending with acrylics.
I dont know why I’m writing about this. I just feel like sharing. And blogs are great for that.