ABOUT THIS PICTURE
18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas. This is one of the first paintings I ever worked on. Even though it’s not at all what I wanted it to be, I learned from it, and had a massive amount of fun. It gave me a great appreciation for impressionism. I did eventually work out how to pick up multiple colors on the brush, and even did a fairly okay job applying them. This was also my first time using acrylic medium (matte). There is so much left to learn and experiment with. I got really interested and absorbed with making the texture of the bricks. If I did this again, I’d crop this image and change the viewpoint, minimize the bricks, and add more details. I really like acrylics because of their fast-drying properties, and in this instance working with them was forgiving and gentle. I’d love to try this with some supple, buttery oils in the future.