Here are a couple more of those watercolory acrylics I’ve been doing. These are a little different – just shapes. Circles, to be specific. I like the feeling of making circles and I think that’s how these came about – I just let the brush do what it wanted to do.

These are each about 5″ x 7″ on Bristol board. I think I may send them as mail art postcards.


10 thoughts on “Circles

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. It’s different working with the watered-down acrylics – it’s one gesture and the mark is made, no amendments, so I think it really lends itself to just letting go! I really like it.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    I like that effect too. The paint dries really fast this way and so if I put down another color on top, it layers and sort of combines and sort of not. I just love how it does that!

  3. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. Coming from you I feel this is high praise. I’m using regular heavy body acrylics, sticking my brush in the paint and then in a container of water and then painting right from that. I have a crowd of these going at once so that I don’t focus on any one of them and so don’t turn them all muddy. Also using a somewhat absorbent paper rather than my dearly-loved ad cards – the surface of them is too shiny.

  4. Nancy Bell Scott

    Thanks, I really appreciate those details. You’d think it would have occurred to me to try that, but it hadn’t, and I can’t wait to experiment with it. Usually when going for a watery effect with acrylics, I use the fluid acrylics — but they sometimes have a sheen that I don’t want. Good idea to have more than one going, too. Mud sometimes happens here also, an effect that doesn’t go anywhere but down, 99.999 times out of 100!

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