Wednesday, October 5, 2011

acrylic like watercolor

I've been playing with my bonanza of acrylic paints and today used it like watercolor. For this trial, I used Cadmium Yellow Medium, Ultramarine Blue, and Cadmium Red Medium. Mixed with water. Painted on with a big watercolor brush.

Much of the country is experiencing drought conditions. It breaks my heart to hear about the distress and death of the live oak tree forests in Texas. The people look up into the sky, desperately hoping that the clouds will band together and create some moisture.

In the meantime, in the Pacific Northwest, it seems that we have only had a few minutes of summer and now we have rain. Oh, the rain. It greens up the wild grasses. It fills the rivers and reservoirs. I think it's going to rain today. And tomorrow, too. Sigh.

1 comment:

Celeste Bergin said...

Hi Kvan! The geometric background is a great foil for the female figure...a very cool idea. I'm interested to see what you'll do next with all that acrylic!
& I agree, it looks like the gray weather is settling in....I second your sigh...