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A place to stray…..

Oils, Watercolour and Acrylic

As an artist, I like to paint in various mediums. I have favoured watercolours, for some considerable time, as they were accessible and ‘easier’ for me to use, even from an early age. I liked the softness and feel of them, although didn’t master the fluidity, until some years later. As the years, passed by, I became more interested in acrylics and oils, which offered some variety and fun. The paints were ‘gloopier’ and more malleable. I suddenly lost some of the intrinsic restraint that I had felt with watercolours; I could splodge and move the paint around.

'After The Rain' oil painting on wood panel 16 1/2" x 23 1/2" £90.00

I find, now that painting brings me great joy and freedom and stops any feeling of  negativity from entering the old grey matter. Art Therapy? Oh yes, when I can become totally absorbed by drawing and painting. There is always the thought that I am lucky to be able to do this wonderful pastime. I would encourage anyone to take up their pencils or buy a box of paints and give it a try, you never know, you may just enjoy it too!

Bright Poppies 10 1/2" x 16 1/2" Watercolour £50.00

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May 21, 2010 - Posted by | Now..... | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I loved both of these paintings and I know what you mean by the need to become more free. This year I’ve been moving away from oils to try out a range of different mediums and its definitely had a good effect on my work.

    Comment by Miriam Halahmy | July 26, 2010 | Reply


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