"Miss Pierce" 2007 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 18 inches

Miss Pierce is an original signed acrylic painting on canvas by award winning Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold

"Miss Pierce" is an original, signed acrylic painting on a quality canvas by Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold. "The painting includes the frame as it adds to the rustic feel of the piece. The subject is from a photo by one of the photographers at my newspaper. It is of an actual fishing boat in Homosassa, Florida. The canvas was prepared using strips of cloth, thread and wood to create texture. The rough impressionistic style helps give the art a "weathered" salt water look. All along the nature coast of Florida you will find similar seascapes. This painting is on a quality canvas. The sides are not painted and it needs to be hung with a frame, which is included in the price. Each painting 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.

This painting by award winning Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold makes a bold statement on any wall where it is displayed. "Miss Pierce"  prints from this  original acrylic painting on canvas may be purchased here.

This artwork was created using acrylic paint on a high quality wrapped canvas. Acrylic paint works very well on stretched canvas. When purchasing artwork many people aren't sure what the difference is between acrylic and oil paintings. The main difference between acrylics and oil paints is the inherent drying time. 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
Florida painter- created "Miss Pierce"