I've been struggling with trying to use acrylics during these winter months, due to the close proximity of my studio to the furnace and gas fireplace. Missing the oils, but hope I'm learning something. Don't like the feel as much, but you can do some interesting things with layering.
My work is loosely rendered and naturalistic in approach with a strong focus on the effects of light on color and the living form. Responding sensitively to images I find in life or in photos I have taken, I have developed a greater interest in impressionistic color, in the warm and cool colors in both deep shadows and strong light. At the same time, my work has become more simplified and expressive, suggesting life through gesture, color and value.
I see each painting as an exploration, a process that takes me beyond myself to a sometimes surprising result. Visible brushstrokes come together into something real. The process becomes the most important thing, and the end result is a product of that intuitive process. I find that nothing compares with the process and joy of bringing a new image to life from a blank canvas.