Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


The Acrylic Book, Face of the Storm daily painting by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

Face of the Storm
acrylic on board, 5'x7"

I'm an acrylic painter.  Painting thinly, I use the medium almost like a sculptor, carving and building a painting out of the dark space I start with.  I paint directly, and don't use most of the mediums and additives available. 

I tone each canvas with a warm dark, which can lean towards purple, brown or deep burgundy.  The idea of working towards the light interests me, and I really happy with my work when I can get the canvas to glow from within.  I like to paint directly, without a lot of medium or aides. 

Acrylic is an extremely versatile medium, and can be used with a variety of techniques.  If you'd like to learn more techniques for painting with acrylic and about the wide range of products available to use with them, Liquitex offers The Acrylic Book as a free download that would be a great addition to any acrylic artist's library. 

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