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.


  1. Kate (Cathy) Johnson
    December 12, 2007

    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! And yes, I’ve found blending not ALL that impossible! I use medium sometimes and mixing white, sometimes…

  2. Roz
    December 13, 2007

    Karen, I really like this painting. Looks like a couple places in Wisconsin I know, in early winter, or early spring. I’m glad you enjoyed working with the acrylics and I hope you do more. I enjoy painting with acrylics and don’t have trouble blending, but I too work fast. Maybe now I’ll have to slow down and use medium. I really like my Masterson (sp?) Stay-wet palette though. I couldn’t live without that. Roz

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