"Art Shelf" 2007 Acrylic painting on canvas 48 x 12 inches

art shelf original signed acrylic painting on canvas by award winning artist Michael Arnold

"Art Shelf" is an original, signed acrylic painting on a gallery-wrapped canvas by artist Citrus County Florida Artist Michael Arnold. "This painting was an exercise in creating works with unusual size and shape. The subject was the art materials shelf in my collegeā€™s painting studio. The realistic details of the painting , mixed with the unique canvas size give it the illusion of being and actual shelf hanging on a wall. I have had several people mistake it for a shelf before I pointed out that it was in fact a painting."

Be sure to look carefully at "Art Shelf" to truly capture the vibrant color tones of this Michael Arnold original painting on canvas. This acrylic painting on canvas makes a bold statement on any wall where it is displayed. "Art Shelf" realistic art painting is on a quality gallery wrapped canvas. All sides are painted with no staples showing. The painting is ready to be hung and can be displayed with or without a frame. Each painting by award winning Citrus County artist 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. "Art Shelf" prints 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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