One of the things I find challenging with acrylics is how opaque and unforgiving they are. With watercolors, which I usually play with, I can simply add more water or use a different color on top. Additionally watercolors contain less pigment and thus are much less vibrant. Acrylics on the other hand give intense, powerful colors. And while this is also fun, I’m not used to it. Of course I could make acrylic washes or mix with gel medium to obtain a less pigmented paint, but I find it important to move outside my comfort zone.
Inspiration for these pages is taken from COnnie Hozvica’s art journal LOVE letters.