Saturday, January 23, 2010

Three Pears on a Blue Flow Plate original painting

11" by 14" acrylic interactive paints on gallery wrapped canvas. This has a 1"and 3/8" edge that is painted white. I liked working this size and proportion for a change.  SOLD

I was trying to channel Manet a bit here, though it lacks the darker background he used. I had a great high school teacher, Mrs. McCullough, who wove art history into our practicing art classes. There I found Manet with his fluid brushwork and sense of drama with the ordinary.

One of my new years goals is to try working with the Interactive Acrylic paints again. These are the paints Kenny bought me this summer for my birthday that have a slow dry time supposed to make acrylics more like oil paints. They've been a challenge. I use the slow dry medium but it doesn't seem to be keeping the paint "open" as much as they brag about. Also the paint seems to flatten out more upon drying. I'm obsessed with keeping brush marks very textural so am disappointed with this. The slow dry gel (which would give more peaks to the paint is very sticky and hard to work into the paint. I would love to hear from anyone else who has tried these paints. I'm not giving up on them yet.


Ana Gonzalez said...

Beautiful paintings, I like the combination of colors you use and ceramic pieces.

Polly Jones said...

Thank you so much Ana. I've been having doubts about this painting, wondering if my background should be darker.