"Wino" 2007 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 inches

"Wino" original signed acrylic mixed media painting on canvas by award winning artist Michael Arnold“Wino” is an original, signed acrylic painting on canvas by Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold.

"We have all known someone who has struggled with addiction in their lives. It’s interesting to note that lives can be changed by a substance advertised in our local media and peddled at convenience stores. The background of the painting is made from a liquor ad that I cut out of the newspaper and glued to the canvas. I used the red in the background to symbolize both the spilled wine and the lost soul of the "wino."  The extra-large clothes were intentional. I wanted to convey him as someone who cared little about outward appearance, living on the fringe of society. A person swallowed up by his clothes--swallowed up by life and his excesses".

This original mixed media and acrylic painting is on a quality canvas. The sides are not painted and it needs to be hung with a frame. Each painting by award winning Florida Artist Michael Arnold  is an original one of a kind, signed piece of art and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The "Wino" mixed media painting is delivered on a stretched canvas.

Michael Arnold's "wino" mixed media painting makes a bold statement on any wall where it is displayed. "Wino"  prints can 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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Award winning artist Michael Arnold created "Wino"