Liquid masking on acrylic – troubleshooting

IMG_2339Uh Oh…. your masking fluid will not come up. You tried erasing, rubbing cooling, heating, taping, praying and it just gets worse the harder you try. I have successfully used masking fluid over acrylics for years without incident. Sometimes a piece sits a good spell before it gets removed but without incident. For some reason, the fluid on my piece “Wolf” didn’t want to go.   I found nothing online addressing the problem pertaining to acrylic and barely so for watercolor. I was pretty disapointed in the response that I received from Windsor Newton. Well, I figured it out on my own, thanks anyway. Easy, add more fluid, generously, let dry, rub off with rubber cement pick up. BOOM! Done.  Continue reading

Planning a busy weekend at the studio

Hand painted planter

Hand painted planter

Time to get your garden on… hoe ya. I will be doing a demo this Saturday on terracotta pots and how to prep, paint and seal them from 1 to 2. THEN…. I will be doing a demo on repairing and painting that old worn out garden decor that you are thinking about tossing. Don’t do it. With a few cosmetics, you can bring it back to life. Learn how from 2 to 3.

A girl and her canvas

It all starts with this.

It all starts with this.

2016 is starting off with some fresh new work. Anyone stopping by the studio has seen the progress I’ve made over the past 2 months. I have been photographing the 3 main pieces that I am working on as I go and will be sharing the process with you.

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Big Boys truck series

A big old Dodge in the Fog

A big old Dodge in the Fog

Brick Layer

A big canvas for an impressive International Harvester.

A big Mack

A big Mack

Here are 3 of the 4 finished pieces in my Big Boys series of oversized canvas paintings. All painted in acrylic with my trusty Iwata airbrush. I am currently working on number 5 and will be sharing the process as I go.