A simple tip for Acrylic Artists.

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      One of the problems  facing acrylic artists is that this type of paint often dries out too quickly.    Artists who work in acrylics ( as I do, albeit occasionally) know how frustrating it is when you leave a specially mixed colour, for even a short time, to find on your return, that the paint on the palette, is now as hard as a rock,  totally unworkable and, therefore, quite useless……

      Having seen artists try to keep their acrylics moist via the useBreton Longere of cling film,  kitchen foil and assorted covers, which worked for a couple of hours but not much longer, I have a solution that works very well, even in the summer heat of my Breton Studio.   That is, to place the palette, plate, and so forth, on which you have mixed the paints, in a (preferably) clear plastic box that has a tightly fitting lid.    This container will keep the acrylics moist and totally useable for several days.   I use the container for a brand of chocolates (covered in gold foil) that are extremely popular at Christmas, for this purpose, and it has never let me down.   I hope this tip will be of use to you.

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Art Materials. Acrylic on Board.

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Large original signed landscape.   Details and price of this large, original and signed artwork are available on request.   It is an autumnal view of a nearby town, with its unique church spire and the group of village houses nestling in the surrounding landscape.

One discipline that many artists lack is that of keeping their materials and equipment in good order, easy to find and disposed of when no longer required.   The reason I say this is that recently,  I was asked to dispose of the contents of a deceased artist and was quite amazed at the amount of totally unusable “stuff” he had accumulated over the years.

Considering this man was a  competant watercolourist who worked in a very limited palette and on only one brand and size of watercolour paper, the huge amount of extraneous art brushes, pencils, pens, crayons, charcoal, acrylics and oils plus assorted thinners, etc., plus canvas and board that he had and would never use, was quite extraordinary.       So why not like me, make an inventory of what you actually use and want, bin the rubbish and give what you don’t and won’t need to those who can make good use of it?BretonAutumn (4).jpg

Apple, a versatile fruit. Watercolour on paper.

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Commissioned by an orchard owner.   Both of us were very pleased with this work.  Now in a Private Collection.apples3

AFRICAN SKY ACRYLIC ON BOARD.

Acrylic painting, Anne D'Alton's Artworks, contemporary art, Drawing and Painting Classes, Original Artwork., painting, Signed by the Artist

A friend’s photograph initiated this artwork.   It was executed in acrylics painted on primed board and framed, under glass.   Details and price of this original, signed artwork are available on request.An african sky at sunset