This acrylic painting of a rhododendron is work in progress. Many details have to be fixed and improved, but I already enjoy looking at the pictures. It has been over year when I did my last acrylic painting. I love doing oil paintings so I kind of forgot how to use the acrylics. This painting was meant to be for an exhibition and I wanted it dry quickly so that’s why I chose acrylics. I am better at details when I use oils so I am still thinking: Should I finish the painting in oils or keep using acrylics? Some artists use acrylics first and finish the painting in oils so it’s not unusual thing to do. What do you think?
background of my paintings is always hard for me, but this time I just used it to release my feelings. I was quite depressed and playing with the colour in the background helped me to relax. All the rules about mixing colors and keeping it clean didn’t apply to me at that moment. I didn’t care how messy it look, I just enjoyed it. Maybe the final version will look clean and perfect. Which background do you like more green or brown?
I am always proud to use my own photographs for my paintings. Photo that inspired me for this painting:
Have a look at more pictures of flowers from the rhododendron garden where I took this photo: Magical layers of flowers, rhododendron garden and five quotes for your creative soul
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