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This piece was created by Glory Rubio from Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Glory is very creative with color and how it can be used to represent an image. She has been in a number of local, city and national contests, and won the BGCSF Departmental Youth of the Year Award. Glory also won the BGC national contest in watercolors, monochromatic drawing, and acrylic painting. She is a weekly participant in the BGCSF Crayons to Collage program, through which she received a Scholarship to the San Francisco Art Institute.
This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides.
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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