Snowy Creek – Karen Winters Daily Painting
“Snowy Creek” – acrylic on canvas on board – 9 x 12 inches – SOLD
I needed something on a holiday theme to take for show and tell to an art association meeting, and there was no time for oil to dry, so I painted this in acrylic in a very loose, impressionistic method, using watercolor technique also.
I really have artist Dory Grade to thank for demonstrating some of the wonders of acrylic. I had misconceptions about it – not the least of which was believing that it dried too quickly to be blended. Not so! If you work quickly (and I do) and use some matte medium, you can blend as easily as in oil. And a few minutes later it’s dry. Don’t like the colors? Paint over it and blend again.
Most of this was painted with a small one inch flat brush. A rigger was used for finishing touches of twigs and limbs.