Painting walls, doors and windows may seem natural to you. Acrylics can be used with a wide range of techniques. They can be thinned down with water and used as a wash like watercolors, or used to build up thick layers of paint, even to the point of having relief features that are sculptural. Anywhere from a gloss to a matte finish can be accomplished using different techniques.
Cleaning your brushes is important, so don’t be careless in this area, especially if you are working with high quality brushes. Many artists recommend turpentine for cleaning brushes, but I simply cannot bring myself to use this stuff. I use a much safer brush cleaning product called “The Masters” Brush Cleaner and Preserver.
According to Edvard Munch, the inspiration for this painting was drawn from a past event. “The Scream” was a result of the anxiety and fear he felt on a day while walking with two friends. The serene atmosphere, which he had hoped to enjoy, was suddenly curtailed by the sudden changes in the sky, the setting sun caused. To Munch, the landscape seemed engulfed in flames, triggering an unnerving sense of fear in him. This psychologically high moment, when later captured on canvas, came out so brilliantly in the form of “The Scream” that it touched the acme of popularity. This famous painting of Edvard Munch, worth forty million pounds, has been reproduced on various media, ranging from posters to cups, featuring in advertisements and cartoons.
Darker colors can complement practically any color used for siding or trim. The important point is that you should show your own personality through the colors you choose. A green or blue house can look sensational when it is done in exactly the right way. One word of advice however is to not paint the outside of your home with a color that is gaudy or loud. This can affect your ability to sell your home in a negative manner.
The dominant artistic movement in the 1940s and 1950s, Abstract Expressionism was the first to place New York City at the forefront of international modern art. The associated artists developed greatly varying stylistic approaches, but shared a commitment to an abstract art that powerfully expresses personal convictions and profound human values. They championed bold, gestural abstraction in all mediums, particularly large painted canvases.