USA Collectors

Linda Blondheim Art Collector Map
Make yours @
Make yours @

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Blondheim Art Original Paintings

Cotton Field
Troy Alabama
6x8 inches
acrylic on linen panel

See my paintings HERE

Art Notes Blog HERE

Painters Tip

For acrylic painters

If you carry a small mister with you out in the field, it will give you a bit more painting time before acrylics dry. I like to put a few drops of acrylic retarder in the bottle of water and shake it up. You can do the same thing with the gel retarder, just shake it a bit longer. If you are uing a non-stay wet palette, spray a mist of the retarder/water over the bare palette. Load your palette with paint and then spray over the paint again. It will last quite a while. Don't put out more paint than you can use in 15 minutes. Better to reload the palette frequently than to waste big globs of paint.

I also put drops of retarder in my brush washing water. It helps to make the paint last. I never put the retarder directly in the paint. That changes the paint texture and it becomes yucky.

Lastly, You can also spray directly onto your canvas to keep it workable.

No comments: