Kerri Blackman
Oregon City, Oregon

"One of the reasons I paint is that I cannot put the things I see and feel into words." For Kerri Blackman, painting is a primary way to communicate her love of nature and more. She approaches her paintings intuitively, carrying on a conversation with the paint and canvas. In fact, she enjoys purposely making problems for herself; there's fun in the challenge of bringing all the elements back together into harmony. The scenes of the Pacific Northwest — colored leaves dancing on a breeze, light reflected in puddles — are what Blackman finds the most beautiful. When she's not making art, she enjoys reading, cooking and drinking lots of coffee.

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Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

18" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.


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Acrylic painting

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.

Stretched canvas

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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