North Carolina is filled with new things to discover. Recently I met an art teacher here who teaches Acrylic painting. Before I take a class, I thought I would paint a bit to see how the paints react.
I purchased some paints, canvases and brushes and started to paint. Watercolor is my favorite medium to work with. I tried my hand at Oil, but it takes so long to dry, and it is so messy.
This morning I discovered that I love painting with Acrylic paint. It combines the knowledge I have gained from painting for thirty years.
The paint is similar to watercolor painting, because it is a water-based medium. Yet it reminds me of oil painting on canvas, and I love the layering.
I wanted to use a familiar composition, so that I could concentrate on how the paint reacts to the canvas with different mediums.
My favorite teapot which was given to me by a very special friend, Elizabeth. You remember Elizabeth, we met last year in New York City for an amazing weekend. She prayed with me about moving to North Carolina, and helped me through much anticipation. When I returned from NYC, I had my answer.
While I was waiting for the first layer to dry, I listened to Carly sing one of my favorite songs and I decided to photograph stage one.
Obsessed, I tell you…
I am clearly obsessed with fabric design. So, there just had to be fabric on Spoonflower and pillows on Society6.
By noon, this is what I had designed.
Well, the paint is dry,
now back to adding another layer on my canvas.