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 1987. 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.)