Hello beautiful people!!
I hope everyone had a good weekend! I was busy most of it, my partner was working all weekend so our Valentines day was put on hold… I tried to keep myself busy, which these days, is VERY easy to do. Seems like there is always something that needs to be done, mow the yard, food shopping, laundry – I did it all and worked in the studio! I always have the most fun though when I’m drawing or dabbing colors on canvas!
Varnishing an acrylic painting is necessary, several coats in fact will protect a painting from the harmful ultraviolet rays. Varnishing helps preserve the colors of a painting and it’s also best practice to not put those paintings in direct sunlight if you can help it.
I usually put 3 coats on, alternating directions each time. I figure every coat helps ensure the investment of my time. Now with the bigger studio, I have the room to lay everything out and varnish several paintings at once. Saves time, energy and water (to clean the brushes). Even though the California drought is easing, I’m always mindful about our resources and the environment.
Underwater Reef painting – Latest Work
This is a diptych that I was working on a week ago, I took the photo from a low angle so you could see the texture.
Here’s the STRAIGHT ON view:
I debated about adding fish into the scene, but felt it would be too much of a distraction. What do you think? Too much – or sure – pizzazz it up?
Here’s a close-up of just a small portion of one panel
There are so many juicy textures and colors! You can see something different every time you look at it, it almost puts you in a trance!
Well thanks for taking the time to look. Have a great night!