For the past few days I've been experimenting with acrylic paint. I've been wanting to do this for years. What appeals to me about it is its quick drying time. Don't get me wrong - I love oil for SO many reasons, but I have to admit that sometimes I don't want a brush stroke to mix with everything under/around it.
I thought the quick dry feature might work particularly well with these animals where I want to play around with fun color. So one of the first things I tried was to paint one that I had already painted in oil. This first cheetah is the oil version:
Click Here to Bid (6x6in. - oil - starts at $100) "Askance Cheetah"
I have way more control over my colors in oil because I've been using it for so long, so I tended to be more "true" to the colors that I saw in the reference photo. Whereas in this next version (acrylic), I was really all over the place in terms of color, but it was fun!
I'm curious to see the reaction to acrylic vs. oil. My husband has an opinion, and although he is just one person, he is the only one I've heard from so far. : ) So please, I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Click Here to Bid (6x6in. - acrylic - starts at $100) "Direct Cheetah"