Acrylic Painting

January 23, 2023

Artist “Unwraps” Animated Characters to Reveal Their Realistic Forms

Oftentimes, animated films give off the impression of perfect, idealized worlds. Stefan Thelen, aka Super A, uses his art to pull the veil off of these fantasies and give a glimpse of reality. He “unwraps” iconic cartoon characters and reveals what is hidden beneath. The ongoing series, titled Trapped, features acrylic renderings of Disney and Studio Ghibli worlds, with a peek at what these subjects would look like in real life.

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December 23, 2022

Tender Illustrations Evoke the Joy of Experiencing Idyllic Nature Sights

Sometimes the greatest muses are just a hike away. England-based artist Olivia Seetim finds the subjects for her paintings in the varied beauty of her natural surroundings. From verdant forests to open meadows, these acrylic landscape paintings immortalize a certain time and place. Although Seetim has a background in numerous types of media, she gravitated towards acrylics in 2020 and began sharing her work soon after.

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September 18, 2022

Fragmented Figures Connect Many Moments in Time Across a Single Canvase

Ontario-based artist Eric Pause creates acrylic paintings that connect several moments in time. He renders abstract figures with overlapping geometric shapes, synthesizing their movements into one composition. Each of these striking pieces is inspired by a simple idea that's usually connected to a specific feeling that Pause wants to express, such as love, anxiety, or boredom.

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August 16, 2022

Artist Paints Ethereal Flowers on Canvas and Shares Her Abstract Techniques With Others

Flower painting has a long place in art history. The practice has been around for centuries; and today, artists continue the tradition in various styles. Nitika Alé favors an abstract aesthetic, in which the blooms seemingly float on the canvas. The flowers are clad in luscious colors and techniques including drip texture and energetic brushstrokes. Together, the elements showcase Alé’s passion for beautiful blooms. Abstract painting can be a challenge.

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