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Years ago I had done some palette-knife paintings on wood panel (greatly influenced by Peter Burega). A friend urged me to do some more in the same style. This is one of the results, on canvas instead of wood. I like the palette knife because it allows me to attack the canvas, so to speak. This painting started with masking tape, to divide off the top and bottom parts. I started with the top first. Then the attack began, along with color choices, obviously, and blending colors on the canvas. The result is something that looks like nature. I see trees, water, and mountains. But I didn't have nature in mind going in. It just came out that way. This painting has lots of texture. I don't like flat-surfaced paintings.
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Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.
Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.
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