"Girl in Brown and Gold" 2008 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 inches

"Girl in Brown and Gold" original signed acrylic painting on canvas by award winning Citrus County Florida artist Michael ArnoldGirl in Brown and Gold” is an original, signed acrylic painting on a gallery-wrapped canvas by Citrus County Florida Artist Michael Arnold. "I like painting people with interesting faces or in an unusual context. The young girl in this painting looks a bit apprehensive as she glances over her shoulder while embarking on her journey, which looks ominous. The road that leads to where? We don’t know. The dead tree? Is it that death awaits at the end of the journey? I used only yellow oxide and burnt umber to create this artwork. The somber earth tones add to the mystery of the painting". Michael Arnold's "Girl in Brown and Gold" acrylic  painting is on a quality gallery wrapped canvas. All sides are painted with no staples showing. This original acrylic painting on canvas is ready to be hung and can be displayed with or without a frame. Each painting by award winning Florida resident Michael Arnold  is an original one of a kind signed piece of art and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The painting is delivered on a stretched canvas. The "Girl in Brown and Gold" painting makes a bold statement on any wall where it is displayed. "Girl in Brown and Gold" original acrylic painting  prints may be purchased here.

Oils allow for more time to blend colors and apply even glazes over underpaintings. This slow drying aspect of oil can be seen as an advantage for certain techniques, but in other regards it impedes the artist trying to work quickly. The fast evaporation of water from the acrylic paint film can be slowed with the use of acrylic retarders. Retarders are generally glycol or glycerin-based additives. Oil paints tend to require the addition of a toxic solvent, such as mineral spirits or turpentine to thin the paints and clean up tools, though relatively recently water soluble oil paints have been developed for artist use. Secondly, oil paint films become increasing yellow and brittle, and will lose their flexibility in a few decades. Acrylics can be used on many surfaces without a medium- layer. They allow sharp brush-strokes but also a more delicate shading, although it is more difficult to create a smooth change between different shades. They are usually very bright. Although the permanency of acrylics is sometimes debated by conservators, they appear more stable than oil paints.  


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Michael Arnold
Award winning Florida Artist who created "Girl in Brown"