"Big Sunflower" 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 7 X 4 Feet Triptych

Big Sunflower" is an original, signed acrylic painting on a gallery-wrapped canvas by Citrus County Florida Artist Michael Arnold.

"Big Sunflower" is a large painting done on three separate canvases. It is is an original, signed acrylic painting on 3 gallery-wrapped canvases by Citrus County Florida Artist Michael Arnold.Big Sunflower is a bright triptych painting in a style resembling Fernando Botero's. The over the top colors and sizes make a strong statement wherever you display it

"Big Sunflower" is on three quality gallery wrapped canvases. All sides are painted with no staples showing. The Michael Arnold original acrylic painting on canvas is ready to be hung and can be displayed with or without a frame. Each painting by award winning Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold is an original one of a kind signed piece of art and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The  unique shaped acrylic painting is delivered on a stretched canvas. "Big Sunflower" acrylic canvas painting makes a bold statement on any wall where it is displayed.

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 Florida artist Michael Arnold created "Big Sunflower"