Art Update: Acrylic Paintings

Hello! I just wanted to share the art I have been creating recently. Usually I paint with oil paints, but since I don’t have my oil paints with me right now, I’ve been painting with acrylics. I used to hate working with acrylics because they dry so quickly, yet recently, I find that I really enjoy painting with them (although I still miss my oil paints). The quick drying time of acrylics has forced me to work quickly and be more painterly with my brushstrokes.

Here are some quick acrylic studies I did in my sketchbook.

After playing with acrylics in my sketchbook, I decided to make some mini paintings on bristol paper. I’ve been wanting to paint waves for a while, so I decided to try it out – and I love it! I was always intimidated by painting waves because they are so complex, yet now I’ve been painting waves during every single moment of free time that I have. These paintings are very small, only 7″ x 5.5″, but they still take a long time to paint. These are the first two that I made and I am currently working on a third one. I also have a lot of reference pictures ready for future paintings.

Waves
Waves, 7″ x 5.5″, acrylic on bristol, 2018
Waves (no. 2)
Waves (no.2) , 7″ x 5.5″, acrylic on bristol, 2018

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