Trying Acrylics

So I downloaded the beginners guide to acrylics.

I live in a retirement community with a wonderful art room. Several of our residents no longer paint and have donated their supplies.

I gathered up a beginners set of colors and a few brushes. There was even a canvas pad for me to begin some practice work.

Following Will’s instruction I did a couple of studies.

Long and short of it is, I really didn’t like the way it felt on my hands. And although it dried quickly and it was easy to clean up with soap and water, the colors dried quite chalky. It did not have the character of oil paint which I really was after.

The results were so bad I destroyed all the practice work.

I realized quickly that I needed to learn more about drawing.

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