Today I went to a painting party at my sister’s house. We had a small get together for the birthday of a long time friend of mine. The gals painted a girl in Paris with Cinnamon the Art Sherpa and I painted sunflowers for my booth at the Mountainair Sunflower Festival in August. I love how fast acrylics dry and how pure colors stay. I hate how fast acrylics dry and how pure the colors stay. With oils, I hate how slow they dry and how it is difficult to keep colors pure..but I also love how slow they dry and how difficult it is to keep the colors pure. What’s a gal to do? I really enjoyed my time with acrylics today and I hope to be spending more time with them in the future. It gives my art a very different look and acrylic is so easy to clean up. An added bonus is that it is so much quicker painting wise. You don’t have to be as careful and it is so easy to just paint over an area if you don’t like it…not like oils at all in that regard. I just might be expanding my horizons. I don’t mean to say I am giving up oils, but acrylics are a nice change once in a while.