"Daytona" 2008 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 inches

Daytona original acrylic painting on canvas by award winning Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold"Daytona" is an original, signed acrylic painting on a gallery-wrapped canvas by Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold. "I took the reference photos for this abstraction of Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach while on vacation there in May 2008. Daytona is an interesting town. On the west side of Atlantic, the buildings are single story built in the art deco style of the time they were created before high-rise hotels blocked the view of the ocean. The two palm tree trunks in the center of the painting divide the two styles of the town in the painting "Daytona Beach" and provide mystery as the road disappears behind them."

This original acrylic painting is on a quality gallery wrapped canvas. All sides are painted with no staples showing. The acrylic painting is ready to be hung and can be displayed with or without a frame. Each Michael Arnold acrylic 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.  The "Daytona" acrylic  art painting by award winning Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold makes a bold statement on any wall where it is displayed. "Daytona"  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. 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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Florida Painter "Daytona"