Welcome to my acrylic and oil painting page!
These are all original acrylic and oil paintings.
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Note the name change. I started painting with acrylics this summer. While I really like to do watercolors, trying to get the dark areas right, and I like to do night scenes, was somewhat frustrating with watercolors. Especially when I wanted to use yellow acrylic-gesso as a base color for the paper (see 'Middle Corner' on the watercolor page). To cover that properly with watercolor pigment and get a dark to contrast the yellow was difficult. Had to use paint straight out of the tube, and then it took forever to dry.
I really like acrylics. The colors are so bright. The main challenge is to keep them from drying out on you, which you can do using a special palette box with a thin sponge on the bottom with a water transfer paper on top. The sponge is wetted and the paper transfers the moisture to the paint which you place on top of the paper. This and misting the paint once in a while, keeps it usuable for as long as needed. Also I use a matte medium with dry-delay additives, so in many respects, it is just like working with oils. However, the clean up is with water as opposed to turpentine, and the drying time is much more rapid: 15 minutes instead a day or two.
Most of them are available at my etsy store:
At this site there is a shopping cart set up to make your shopping an enjoyable experience.
This is a 24"x30" acrylic I did of my Swedish cousin Stig Engstrom
and his family. It is based on a picture they sent me at Christmas
2009 and a booklet on Renoir I got at the Metropolitan Museum of
Art in New York City.
This is the picture from the julkort.
This is a 16"x20" acrylic painting of my house. I call it 'Red Grice', since my house is an historic home named after the man who had it built in 1896: Dr. Joseph Grice.
This is a 11"x14" acrylic I did in February 2010 of the grounds of what
used to be a bed and breakfast house on the corner Middle and London
in Olde Towne. I call it 'Yard Lights.'
Here is an acrylic 22"x28" I did of my friends Gunvor and Bernt
Gunnarsson and their grandchildren. Gunvor died from lung
cancer in June 2010 and I painted this as a memorial to her. I did
it from a picture they sent me the previous Christmas.
This is a 16"x20" acrylic I did in January of 2010 of the balconies at
what was the Odd Fellow's Lodge on Middle Street in Olde Towne.
This is a 16"x20" acrylic, I did for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in
the Spring of 2010. I call it 'Left a ight on for you.
This is a 16"x20" acrylic painting of me and four friends on a backpacking
trip in the Sierras around 2000. It is based on the following picture taken
at the end of the trip:
From left: me, John Barnier, Jim Jantosciak, Charles Gulizia, and Bill Barnier.
This is a 9"x12" acrylic I did of my next-door neighbor's
house after she helped me refinance my home, hance it
is called Amy's House.
Olde Towne Twilight, 11" x 15" Acrylic on
Oktoberfest, 16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas.
Orange Corner 16" x 12", Acrylic on Canvas
'Water High' 20"x16" Acrylic on Canvas
'First Encounter' 20" x 16" Acrylic on Canvas
'Deep Roots' 16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas
'St. Elizabeth's Iconn' 16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas
Night at the Grind 20" x 16" Oil - on - Canvas (Sold)
Patio Reflection 24" x 18" Oil - on - Canvas
The Grind on High 36" x 24" Oil - on - Canvas
Windows on the Grind 12" x 16" Oil - on - Canvas
A Patio View 20" x 16" Oil - on - Canvas
Received second place prize at Jerry's Fall Art
Show in Virginia Beach! (Sold)
Greetings from the Edge 30"x24" Oil - On - Canvas
Red Still Life 22" x 28" Oil - On _Canvas
Studio is Closed 22" x 28" Oil - On - Canvas