Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Open Acrylics

I'm trying new paints, Golden's Open Acrylic, which according to Golden's website, are a slow-drying formulation. I only recently heard of these acrylics and have been so excited to try them out. I usually work with Winsor & Newton's Oil Aklyds. They are quick drying oils and I love the colors. I'm working on a painting for my new baby grandson, Grayson's nursery. Here is a pic of what I'll be painting.
This little elephant stuffed toy is the subject of the painting. This should be a fun experiment. I'll post pics when I finish.. hopefully in a couple of days. Has anyone painted with these acrylics? I'd love to hear any comments about them!


Nic Hohn said...

what a gorgeous subject to paint....shall be interested to hear how the open acrylics go.
Best wishes xoxo

carol gourley said...

Hi Bobbie

my daughter just finished her fine arts degree at UVIC and she used those golden acrylics all the time. She thought they worked great and are reasonably priced. I just bought a bunch myself at Michaels. I can't wait to get started using them.
Looking forward to seeing your elephant in progress. Cute subject matter.

Bobbie Dacus said...

Thanks, Nic & Carol! I'm about half way through and so far I'm loving them! I can't believe I just discovered these paints!

Johwey Redington said...

Ooooh. Can't wait to see the painting. I think elephants are cute. This one is perfect for a baby's room.

Linda R said...

Whew, I'm trying to fly by a few blogs each night ;-) I just ordered some Golden Acrylics - let me know how you like them (I've never used them) exciting!! http://www.designsbylindar.blogspot.com Fan/Biz page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Me-Myself-and-You/105043419547115

Bobbie Dacus said...

Hi Johwey & Linda! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm checking yours out and will be following you, too! My painting is coming along well, just a short stop for vacation this past week!