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Back to Nature – and Back to Acrylics!

"Back to Nature", an acrylic painting by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet.

When building the class Decodashery, I started to enjoy acrylic paints again. They have vivid colors, and they dry quickly so layering is easy. This piece is called “Back to Nature.” It has a similar playfulness than this small painting that I shared last week.

"Pinkpolka", acrylic painting on a sketchbook by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet.

I found more old paintings (see this post!) to paint over, but this time I added gesso on the top of the old “masterpiece”, and then painted it with turquoise and green tones.

Painting a green and turquoise background.

Then I painted some rectangles which helped me to invent more shapes.

Painting details with acrylic paints. By Paivi Eerola of Peony and parakeet.

My word for this summer is Refreshing. In the photo below, I am holding “Back to Nature”. The other paintings are still in progress, but I try to make them as refreshing as I can, and also, feel as refreshed as possible after every painting session.

Artist Paivi Eerola, Finland, holding "Back to Nature" and displaying her paintings in progress.

Green seems to be the color now! Is there a word or a color that you particularly love nowadays?

8 thoughts on “Back to Nature – and Back to Acrylics!

  1. Taking a finished piece and turning it into something fresh and new is a wonderful process.
    I enjoy your posts.

  2. I always wanted to do a journal. Most of what I saw did not resonate with me because I like soft, romantic themes . I do feel that you have inspired me. Thank you more than I can explain. Lena

  3. Thank you for your inspiration. I too have old paintings to refresh. I saw a utube demo once using baking paper placed over wet paint? When dry and paper peeled off it left a lovely bubble effect but I can’t remember whether it was paint/ink etc or a mix that was used. Any ideas?

    1. Hi Maggie, thank you for the comment! Unfortunately, I don’t know the technique you mentioned, sounds interesting though.

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