I’m working on a commission that I’ve decided to do primarily with acrylics. I’ve used acrylics for many purposes, and use them frequently, but I actually haven’t attempted many complete “works of art” with acrylics alone.
This is not a photo of the commission work, but rather a smaller painting that I’m working on alongside of it, only in acrylic. A couple of years ago I did an acrylic landscape that I was not satisfied with; this will be only my second full acrylic painting (not counting murals) since, oh, probably 1987.
This is also my first flower painting since the summer after high school. Ironically, the last floral I painted was also the first full painting I had ever done with oil paints. I don’t normally go in much for flower paintings, but I love the glads that bloom in our yard each year and have sort of wanted to paint them. Also, I hear they are popular, and I’d like to have another painting to display at the art fair later this month. (That’s another reason I chose acrylic: oils would never dry in time for the art fair.)