Thursday, June 30, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
|25 June 2016 - the Small Grey Cat makes an appearance. We miss you, Mookie :(|
digital art (Krita)
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
|15 June 2016 - based on view of Kelly Point Park, Portland, Oregon|
8" x 10", gouache on Arches Oil Paper (since I'd purchased this as part of my now on-hold water miscible oil experiment, I thought I'd try it with gouache. Seemed to work out.)
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
|14 June 2016 - Silverado Trail S, St Helena, California (2)|
11" x 14", gouache on unstretched canvas
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
|2 June 2016 - based on view of Sellwood Park, Portland, Oregon|
7" x 10", gouache on cold press watercolor paper
More interesting were comments by Mark Golden, co-founder of Golden Acrylics, who certainly has a stake in defending the medium :) He asserted that controversy regarding acrylic paints is unwarranted and has recurred periodically since their inception. His point was that conservation of acrylic paintings is different, not more difficult, than other mediums, and each medium has its own challenges.
In the meantime, in efforts to try and cut down some on my use of plastic (a hit-and-miss endeavor, for sure), I'm still interested in transitioning to other mediums. I may do more with gouache, which I used largely before switching to acrylics some years ago.
I switched to acrylics because of gouache's fragility and its reactivation property, in my mind more a pain than an asset.
I'm still experimenting with water miscible oil paints but finding I'm not so fond of how poorly they thin and clean up.
I guess every paint medium has its pluses and minuses. The same can be said about pretty much every arty product... and life in general :)