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"Refined Beans" - fluid acrylic

So, I'm starting a blog ... about painting.  This is going to be a challenge.  Painting is easy for me, writing and talking about it is a completely different animal.  I am not gifted with the words.  However, if you bear with me I will try to make this as painless as possible. A little bit about me to start.  My name is Elizabeth W. Gibson, known to family and friends as Bitsy. I'm an artist, I've been painting full-time for about 10 years. Before that I raised a couple of kids, worked at a bank to pay the bills and accumulated various pets along the way.  Now I paint every day surrounded by dogs and cats of various kinds.  My style of painting is realism, my favorite medium is fluid acrylic and pastel.  My subject matter tends towards furry things with eyeballs and bright shiny objects with lots of color.  My method is slow - very, very slow. I've had numerous requests to teach but that really is not something I think I would do well.  However, maybe I can demonstrate my method and the use of fluid acrylics with this blog.  Stay tuned! Bitsy