Acrylic Play

I’ve been taking acrylic painting classes and experimenting on my own this year. I’m still not comfortable but that’s a good thing — I have no sense of what to do, so anything I do is a really good lesson. How do I begin? Do I like these colors together? Does the paint feel better thin or thick? What if I throw this on it? Or add this line?

Wonderfully, it is all just paint! I’ve overpainted some panels many, many times with no guilt at all for hiding the previous. This abstract, for instance, is about the eighth layer of paint it’s seen. Vastly different from the first lay of colors, it now feels right to me. This one is done.

(Click to enlarge)
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(12″ x 12″ acrylic on cradled birch panel)
Displayed artwork © 2018 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

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2 responses to “Acrylic Play

  1. Kimmy W — I really, really like that painting!!! Way t’go, baby!

    *Ellen Darby *

    On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 11:05 AM, a r t i c k l e wrote:

    > Kim — a r t i c k l e host posted: “I’ve been taking acrylic painting > classes and experimenting on my own this year. I’m still not comfortable > but that’s a good thing — I have no sense of what to do, so anything I do > is a really good lesson. How do I begin? Do I like these colors together? ” >

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