In case this pandemic has affected your memory, my column recreates the same scene each post using different visual mediums. So far, I’ve used pencil and construction paper, but today’s medium of choice t is acrylic paint. When I first considered using acrylics, I thought of the school paints that I was given for small art projects in school. Boy was I wrong! Almost immediately, I noticed how much smoother and more blendable the colors reacted. After experimenting with the paints and completing a reference test, I felt like it was time to start painting the landscape.
Things were smooth for the most part, though I had a bit of difficulty applying the paint evenly onto paper. Sometimes, painting in one specific area created patches that I had to touch up later by dabbing more paint on. Another challenge I had was once the paint has dried, it can’t be erased! Adjustments need to be fixed while the paint is wet so I have to commit in ways that I wouldn’t need to when using other mediums. Given that it was my first time using this medium, I know there’s room for improvement, but at the same time, I’m satisfied with the results of my latest round of artistic experiments. Overall, it was difficult but a great learning experience.