I painted with acrylics again!


So it was a slightly plummy black on white. The building blocks of a space scene.Dark to light, yeah! But it was real acrylic on real gesso! I haven’t done acrylic painting in 30 years. It was about time. I love my watercolors, but i missed the way acrylics work. I’ll be fascinated to see how much I remember.

I taught myself how to work with acrylics when I was in my 20s. I had studied oils in art school, and would have loved to work with them but for one thing: I have a cat. There was about zero percent chance of an oil painting drying before it got cat hair in it. Acrylics dry faster, so I taught myself acrylics by trial ad error. Lots of error. I expect more error to come.

But now I wait for my starless skies to dry.