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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Sometimes a little humour…..Watercolour on paper.

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This watercolour features a little cove in Ballycotton, a well known an very picturesque fishing village in West Cork.   I added in the cat for a light touch.   This artwork is now in a Private Collection.catinballycotton.jpg

Spud waiting to be fed. Pencil artwork on paper.

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I drew this very elderly person just a week before he died.  It is a nice memory for his loving owner.  Charcoal pencil on paper.   This artwork is now in a private collection.Alsation (3).jpg

A Portrait of 2 Cats. Watercolour on paper.

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I am an animal lover, so work featuring animals is always a pleasure.   This watercolour is now in a private collectiion.2 cats (2).jpg

HEAD OF ALSATION. PENCIL SKETCH.

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Pencil artwork can be extremely effective.  Details and price of this A 4 original, portrait of an Alsation, , signed artwork, are available on request.Alsation

Greeting Card. A red squirrel in falling leaves. Watercolour on paper.

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Another animal painting, watercolour on paper, depicting a red squirrel of which we have many, seated in the garden, eating an acorn.  This artwork is now in a private collection.Red squirrel (2).jpg

Peace. Acrylic on paper, depicting 3 sheep asleep in a field. Size. A4

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The farmer owner of this artwork loves the composition of his three pet sheep.   Sold.Ver 0.30N

That cat. Watercolour on paper. Size A4.

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Cats making for interesting portrait work.    Details and price of this original, signed artwork are available on request.