In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. Paintings may have for their support such surfaces as walls, paper, canvas, wood, glass, lacquer, clay, copper or concrete, and may incorporate multiple other materials including sand, clay, paper, gold leaf as well as objects.
Painting is a mode of expression and the forms are numerous. Drawing, composition or abstraction of objects may serve to express the ideas of the artist. Paintings can be naturalistic as in a still life or landscape painting, photographic, abstract, be loaded with narrative content, symbolism, emotion or be political in nature.
Modern artists have extended the practice of painting to include collage. Some painters incorporate different materials such as sand, cement, straw or wood for their textures. You can aslo use plasters and gels to create the same affects.
Acrylic paint is fast drying paint . Acrylic paints can be diluted with water, but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted (with water) or modified with acrylic gels, media, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics not attainable with other media.
The main practical difference between most acrylics and oil paints is the inherent drying time. Oils allow for more time to blend colors and apply even glazes over underpaintings. This slow drying aspect of oil can be seen as an advantage for certain techniques, but in other regards it impedes the artist trying to work quickly.
As long as i can do what i enjoy , and what i do
brings others joy..its a dream come true
I have come so far in terms of my colours, compositions, application and techniques .
As an artist, the challenge is always with yourself.
To transfer the ideas from your mind on to that blank surface.
After washing off and repainting over dozens of canvas over the last few years
I know that when i sell my paintings at the local markets or online
it is a original creation from myself.
The response has been fantastic as a whole, to hear and see people appreciate your work is priceless and so rewarding.
I feel my drive to improve and make each painting better than the last has really paid off!
Tenacious Women was a successful gallery exhibition and i am very proud i was able to exhibit my work my first solo exhibition at Art Arena gallery
The ability to be a true artist is what comes from within your
feelings, thoughts and emotions
and being able to transfer them into a
beautiful piece of art.