A Change in the Tide


The subject didn’t matter although I like the image. The real purpose of this painting was to get an idea of what I can do with acrylic paint.

While I was working on Falling is an Opportunity I became very annoyed at all the complexity, dry time and smell of oil paint. I needed to make a change to speed up my production and to not negatively affect my health.

The result? I love acrylic paint and this painting. I was able to achieve wonderful textures in the painting and multiple layers quickly and the colors are fantastic. Also the setup is faster, clean up is faster, the paint is cheaper and I can paint exactly how I want to paint and do it better and faster.

I may not be converted to acrylic for the rest of my life but it’s nice to expand my skills and add another tool into my bag to help me communicate whatever I want.

Reference Attribution

Because of the constant questioning of originality in today’s world, even though I do a post for every single day I work on these paintings, I’ve created this section to attribute all the imagery I use for the painting to show that I own or have legally licensed them.

For this painting I used 1 main image and I’m unable to attribute it to any photographer. I found it on Pinterest and can’t connect it to any creator. Hopefully the edits and my interpretation of the painting is different enough from the photograph that may people don’t feel it’s direct copy.

If you would like a print of this painting please send me a message with what size you would like here.

The Creation Process