Northeast Art Now

Spring is making itself present around here in the Northeast. Buds are popping from branches and sprouts are emerging from the ground. My thoughts have turned to the garden with hopes of a good harvest and of course painting outdoors. I have prepared new canvas and boards which are ready with my bag of paint packed for the road.

Along with longer days comes warmer air allowing acrylic paint to be used outdoors with no chance of freezing. The other side of that coin is that acrylic paint will dry in minutes in the sunshine with a breeze of warm dry air. This can be a frustration if slow manipulation of the paint is your goal but to use this as an advantage I would allow the work to move along faster. On site quick drying wouldn't bother me in the least as the paint builds on itself creating rich deep colour.