I was recently drawn to play with acrylic paints again and so I got out a couple of canvases and squeezed a few spirals of paints onto a board to get ready.
Painting with acrylics is no different from painting on silk in the sense that I have no real idea of what will emerge in the process.
It was so lovely to get really physical, using my selection of palette knives to plaster the paints onto the canvas rhythmically.
The first layers looked as though everything was going to be relatively gentle and harmonious. But by the time I came back to it on the third day, an additional layer of firey reds and copper on top of the yellows and orange tones transformed the painting into a wild frenzy.
And parallel to this I created a canvas using a selection of blues. The process was very similar. Gentle, soothing base coats building up to top layers of thick plastered colours.
Lots of movement. Waves and cross fire.
I was able to really lose myself in this and am happy to share this process with you.
I have them both hanging in my kitchen now.
You can find further details about both of these pieces in my shop by following these links:
And please contact me if you’d like your own colourful frenzy in acrylics: art commission by Fiona Stolze