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Acrylic is Idyllic

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I’m always amazed by the way David Hockney uses acrylic paint. His paintings really look like they were painted in oil, only they’re flatter and more matte (an effect which can be achieved using little or no medium). To paint a 72′ X 72′ canvas with paint that dries very fast takes skill. The first artists to use acrylics for something other than house painting were Mexican muralists. “Water-soluble artist-quality acrylic paints became commercially available in the early 1960s, offered by Liquitex.” (more info)

These are some of my undergrad acrylic paintings.

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