Acrylic Landscape Painting: Autumn Waters

Autum in Savannah watermark 2

I decided to go back to acrylics for my next few paintings in order to observe how much my style and technique has changed. I am so glad I switched back for a while because I really enjoy the ease and quickness of using acrylics. My brushes are a breeze to clean and there is little time to wait until the painting is dry. It is certainly not as luminous as an oil painting, but it certainly is brighter. I am also a big fan of implementing texture into my paintings. Oil tends to blend and muddy very quickly. I was told that making acrylic appear like oil is a challenge, and I am certainly up for that challenge! I think I may settle for acrylic until I tire of it again.

Lake in Savannah, Georgia

My family and I were walking through a veteran’s park nearby on Veterans’ Day and came across this beautiful lake. I love the way the branches almost invite the viewer to peak in for a closer look. Georgia, specifically Savannah, has some of the most beautiful and unique ecosystems in the world. Salt marshes and moss covered oak trees give the natural environment a unique quality. Beauty is all around us, and we do not have to look very far for it. We have to become more receptive to it, as it could teach us more than any person can.

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landscape Savannah, GA