My first acrylic painting

There’s been a lot of “firsts” lately, and my last session was therefore no exception.

I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and finally decided to have a go at my very first acrylic painting.

I’ve been getting a lot of acrylic paint as gifts over the years, and recently bought some additional colours myself.

I didn’t know what I wanted to paint, I just wanted to get the first one done to be honest. Just to try out the medium and see how I liked it.

To be honest acrylics reminded me a lot of oil painting when it came to the applying of the paint. But I soon noticed the far quicker time it took to dry though. Both on the palette and the canvas.

You simply don’t have a lot of time getting what you want to do done.

Anyway, I just started painting t be honest, not knowing what it would en up as.

I used a flat brush to kind of push the painting on, and started out making the dark stones of a little creek.

I then added some water and highlights, before finishing up with some grass and trees in the background. It all went rather quick.

All in all I think the first attempt went rather well, and acrylics is definitely a medium I want to use more of.

This is how it ended up:

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