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Learning My Way

Acrylic. There's something so satisfying about mixing up the piles of acrylic paint and making fun new colors out of them. Maybe it takes me back to the days of finger paints. I find myself almost mesmerized as I brush the paint onto the canvas and watch the colors blend in ways I hadn't anticipated. It almost never works as I see it in my mind, but, that's ok. Because what comes out is what's meant to be, I think.
It's fascinating to see the different effects I can obtain by using different brushes, or palette knives. Those are especially fun. It's a bit like I'm frosting a cake.
And the more I play with it, the more I learn. The more comfortable I become. And the more I feel my creativity growing and expanding.
I want to try my hand at oils. But, the cost, the chemicals, the cleanup...I'd rather do that when I have a more dedicated space to my art. In the meantime, I'll just keep plugging away at my acrylic and watercolors.
I have some wonderfully…