I have fallen in love with acrylics  In the past I often used them to mix with gesso to color the ground on my canvases and then let parts of the ground show through the oils. I was very happy doing that.

But this year I started experimenting with acrylics for entire paintings and finally decided they were only good for certain types of paintings. But now I've come to realize they're fantabulous for all type of paintings. There were some acrylic tubes in my bedroom. I think they did something to me while I was sleeping. They have powers. I must explore this further for I love them.

I Suddenly Have 5 Grandkids

Working hard on a commission. The kids are adorable. I put together a photomontage of them and am using that as a loose reference. I want the painting to be bold and wild and young.