A Blog about Finding Inspiration

"We have a wonderful world to be inspired by and each new day is like an adventure into the unknown, where things that require a second glance can be captured in time on a canvas for anyone to enjoy forever." (Louise Corke)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hawaii: CC 's Painting 3 '08

While my husband was out chasing little white balls over the lava fields today, I  tried my hand at painting tropical fruit that I had purchased from a local farmers market
and flowers on mini canvases

The results were not too bad considering I had never tried to work with Acrylic paints.  It took some time to get used to painting so quickly.  Oil paints can stay wet and their color blend for days.  Acrylics can set up in minutes especially in warm weather. Getting smooth transitions between different parts of the painting is a challenge  .On the other had, the big advantage for using acrylics while traveling is that  one can be certain that the paint is thoroughly dry  when one goes to pack