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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Blue Crab Acrylic Painting

Blue European Crab
16x12''
Acrylics on ampersand board
This is something new and unusual for me.Acrylics look lovely and vibrant but its a struggle trying to blend them;they dry too quickly.I tried an Ampersand board this time and it worked far better than a canvas.It was not a pain working on this crab at all- and I quite like the outcome.Hopefully, more to follow!


12 comments:

  1. very nice :)

    you can get an extender medium to put into the acrylics that i find helps slow down drying time

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    1. Thanks Jennifer I tried that.May be adding an extra layer of gesso will help,too!

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  2. Beautifully painted Arti! LOVE the vibrant colors....

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    1. Thank you Hilda, I loved playing with color in this one.

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  3. Beautiful, Arti! Did you use an Ampersand watercolor board? Did you dilute the paints or use them full strength? I Love your style. :)

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    1. Thanks Mary.I bought this board so long ago that I forgot exactly which one it is..may be it was just a wooden panel which I had gessoed. I diluted the acrylics using water and an extender gel.Thanks for leaving the comment.

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  4. That's a very colourful crab, beautiful painting Arti. loved catching up with all you artwork today! keep posting

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