Last summer, I purchased several tubes of "open" acrylic paints. The term "open" meaning that they don't "set up" or "skin" over as fast, giving the artist more painting time. I'm used to quick drying paint....nothing dries any quicker than watercolor :-) . However, my "issue" with acrylic has been the shift in value after it dries; it drops down about 3 shades darker. Watercolor shifts "up" (lightens) about 3 shades when dry. So, switching between acrylic and watercolor is a real "brain-drain"..taking me waaaaay out of my comfort zone. So, having said all that, I played around with them for a few days, then set them up on my shelf.......going back to my favorite medium...watercolor.
Looking for something different to do during some rainy days, I decided to give them a try again. All week, I've been "practicing" with acrylics, making color samples and testing for the shifts in values from light to slightly darker ....and "Down Rush" is today's result.
Acrylic on Linen 6" x 8"
I had so much fun that I've started another one...stay tuned!