The Georgetown Water media Society met today for a presentation by two of our members on painting with Acrylic paints. Diann Hammett led off the presentation with a discussion of how she approaches abstract and more traditional representational artwork and the pros and cons of using acrylic paints in both.
This was followed by another member who showed us how she uses acrylic paintings in traditional subjects like this study of her son sitting on the beach
She then explained that as a buzy mother of several children she cannot spend as much time as she would like in the studio. She maximizes her time, by painting on round table-tops that can be fitted onto the steering wheel of her car while she is waiting for her children to finish their little league practice etc. Needless to say the fast drying quality of acrylics is a real boon under such circumstances.
Above:Initial pidgeon desgin on tabletop with small travel acrylic set shown in plastic bag on table.
Below: Completed painting of pidgeon.