"Orange Glow", Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 24", Available
I was in a happy mood when I painted "Orange Glow". I was at a meeting of the Fine Arts League of Cupertino, where we were offered the opportunity to try Atelier Interactive Acrylic paints. These paints have a long 'open time' similar to oils (or so it was claimed) and I was excited about testing them. ('Open time' means the length of time that the paints are still wet and you can change them and blend them. Oils have a very long open time, sometimes days, which is a feature that I love; traditional acrylics dry within minutes.) It was just announced that I had won the artist of the month award for "You Too I Welcome" (yay!), and after that was it time to paint with the Interactive Acrylics.
We were allowed to use as much paint as we wanted (fun!) so I put some big globs of orange, yellow, green, black, and gorgeous pinkish purplish paints on my palette, took out my canvas and palette knife, and got started. I loved the colors and was pleasantly surprised by blendability (open time) of the Interactive Acrylics. I painted most of "Orange Glow" at the meeting, and then went home and finished it over the next few days.
The colors in this painting are, for me, very happy ones. What do you think?