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My home sits on the banks of The Greenbrier River in West Virginia. I am so lucky that the previous owner planted daffodils on the river bank in profusion! They have naturalized into a beautiful spring display that I love to paint each year. They come up in perfect clumps between the rocks and brambles - posing every day in a different way. "Daffodil Valley" shows a small segment of my lovely yellow real estate! The edges of this gallery wrapped painting are a light blue grey to complement the little patch of sky on the front, and it is varnished and wired and ready to hang.
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.
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