Stretched Canvas Peacock and Messy Oil Paints

I started an oil painting a few weeks ago of a girl that is one with t12568181_1656764991240029_1456625960_n(1)he mountains. It had been a while since I painted with oils, so I thought that I would give it a go. I had forgotten the reason why I don’t paint with oils as often as I would like. They are messy and smelly! Even when I am not painting, I manage to somehow get it on my clothes, my face, and my dog Sofi. Although I missed using oils and love how it blends like butter, I am going to stick with watercolors and acrylic paints for the time being.


I picked up acrylic paints and made a peacock painting that is of similar style to my watercolor paintings. I diluted the acrylic to make the same consistency as the watercolors. It worked like a charm since the acrylic painting of a peacock looks similar to my watercolor peacock paintings.

Check out the similarity. 🙂

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Can you tell which one is painted with acrylic?

It is difficult to decipher between both peacocks, but the one on the right is acrylic.

“Love Sparks” Acrylic Painting on Stretched Canvas


Check out this painting at my etsy shop.



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