One of the things that I have discovered since covid changed our lives is that it is next to impossible to find good quality paint in anything but tubes, and I could go through a tube in a day. None of the suppliers that I have used in the past carry quality acrylics in jars any more - student grade, yes, but I am far beyond being satisfied with student grade paint. Besides, it's not fair to my customers. So, I have begun to work differently - a rethink. Now I am using much thinner applications of acrylic and sometimes little acrylic at all. Below are three new pieces, and I like them.
Sometimes it's good to be pushed to rethink.
ANCIENT TIMES, raw pigment and acrylic on canvas, 35.5" x 35.5"
SOFT MORNING, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 36" x 48"
EXPLORING LANDSCAPE, acrylic, charcoal and pencil, 24" x 30"
Barbara McLean, abstract painter, gardener, dog-lover and foody.