Wednesday, September 8, 2010



9" x 12" acrylic on paper

This is my submission to the current assignment over at the Rookie Painter.

I think it came out pretty well. I tried a new technique with acrylics and I like the realistic yet "artsy" feel to these lemons.

Ahh, acrylics. How I have missed you!

Until a week ago we, as in my husband, three kids, one dog, and myself, have been living in a tiny RV. The only paint I took with me in the non-existent space in the camper was a palette of dried watercolors. That's why all of my submissions lately have been watercolors.

I like painting with watercolors, I really do. They are fast, usually, and there are lots of options for technique and application.

But I love my acrylics. My $1 a tube "crafters" acrylics I buy at the craft store. I don't know how to use the good stuff and am intimidated to buy the expensive stuff and not know what to do with it.

Ceramcoat will have to do for now!!

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  1. Beautiful! So realistic looking - well done, Paula!!

  2. Very realistic! Love your background (I fretted on my background, never got it right). You've got convincing light and I like the "splash" of light on the table as well. I'm in love with my acrylics too! Right now, they are my prefered method.