|Leap to Faith, acrylic, 6 x 6 inches|
I began work on it a few days ago using Atelier INTERACTIVE acrylics on top of the black and white foundation. What fun! I have been able to glaze, wipe off, start again, poke, prod, lift and rub with a cloth to create a little painting of simple shapes and masses and subtle color. I don't know why I have avoided acrylic paint for so long. Well, yes I do know...it was because I want soft edges and I didn't know it was possible to get them with acrylics. The color on this little painting was built in many layers creating nuances of hues and luminosity. I don't think the photo does it justice.
I have been packing up my studio for our spring move and I'm surprised how many acrylic paints I have. After I work with the interactive type for a while and gain more faith in my ability with this new medium, I plan to move on to the regular acrylics simply because I have them. I am leaping TO faith - not scary because I'm painting just for myself without the pressure of shows or gallery commitments.