I usually work with oil paint on large works, but I’ve run into some issues with the paint peeling after the canvas has been rolled and shipped. I’ve resisted working with acrylic because it dries so fast, but I’m using only acrylic on this large painting, and I’ve discovered a sweet spot.

Let me show you…

When acrylic is still damp and cool, it has almost a clay-like quality. Smear it, blend it, and manipulate it to create amazing textures! Cool things can happen to the paint when you scrape with tools or rub with your fingers too. It’s something to play around with. Give it a try!

Have you discovered and worked with this sweet spot using acrylic paint? I’d love to hear. Let me know in the comments.

This week’s episode of the Art2Life Podcast is my conversation with surface designer, entrepreneur, and my friend, Bonnie Christine. Bonnie’s been on the podcast before talking about her surface design (Episode 22), but I wanted to talk with her again because she’s been so successful as a creative and an entrepreneur. She’s mindful that as creatives, we still need to hold a view outside ourselves, and that’s called marketing. Because let’s face it, most of us want to sell our art so we can make more! Tune in for the wisdom Bonnie shares this Wednesday. Click here to listen to and subscribe to the Art2Life Podcast. Or watch it on your YouTube Channel.
This month Bonnie will be doing an Art Immersion event for creatives. I’m honored to be part of it as a keynote speaker. Click here to check it out.

Have a great week!

-Nicholas Wilton