|'Across the Creek' 6x6 acrylic on canvas ©Karen Margulis|
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|Sample packets of Golden Open Acrylics|
I can definitely see myself purchasing some of these paints and using them for a change of pace. If you haven't tried acrylics (I know many of my readers are pastelists) then the Golden Open acrylics would be a good choice to try. Here are some tips to get you started.
- Start with a limited palette. I only had red, yellow, blue and white and yet I was able to mix the colors I wanted. Keep it simple and less expensive!
- Start with some small canvases or supports. Doing small quick studies will be less expensive and will help you get a feel for the medium without worrying about wasting a lot of paint.
- Try to use your successful pastel paintings as references. You won't have to worry so much about composition since you already did that in the pastel.
OK now I am headed back to the studio to squeeze out some more paint! I'm having too much fun to stop! I'd love to hear about your experience with the Open acrylics!