A few years ago, I rented a studio in Asheville’s River Arts District. I produced several paintings there but, in the end, there was not enough interaction with other artists or the public (as I documented in my blog) and so I reluctantly gave up the studio. From now on, I will be painting in my home, where my brushes are only a flight of stairs away and the rent is more affordable.
I paint with acrylics — they have their pros and cons. Acrylics do not smell like oils, which is both a pro and a con. Lack of smell is a pro if your house is your studio and it’s a con if you happen to like the smell of oil paints. Acrylics also dry faster than oils, which is again both a pro and a con. Acrylics let me complete a work faster, but it is a challenge to keep the paints at the right consistency while working.
Please click on the image (below) for a description of the painting on display. There are five paintings here now and I am looking forward to adding more to this gallery. I also encourage your comments, using the form at the bottom of the page.