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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!


13 Comments and 5 Replies

  1. 1

    This is Amazing! Love the reflections and the bowl. Just started hearing about the liquid acrylics and they sound interesting. To bad I already have hundreds of dollars in oils, acrylics and watercolors. I’ll keep checking in for more info. Thanks!

  2. 2

    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL work! I love the composition and the life-like qualities of the picture. The shadows and highlights are outstanding. I was very impressed by the staff you have onboard too! 🙂 Welcome to the world of WordPress.

  3. 3

    Hi.. look forward to seeing more of your work here 🙂

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    mollie jons says:

    Hey Bitsy…so glad to see you have a blog and will look forward to your beautiful paintings. My favs or glass, crystal and reflections so you do stuff I love! You’ll love enteracting with your friends and followers.

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    Jane Freeman says:

    How wonderful Bitsy! I am looking so forward to following you here!!! Have fun!

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    diane morgan says:

    Okay, sign me up! I ready to be amazed and learn.

  7. 7

    congratulations Bitsy! good luck w/ your new blog.

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    Janet Belich says:

    Nice place ya got here ! I’ll have to visit more often !!
    ( Ignore Mollie )

  9. 9
    Bitsy says:

    Thanks Janet …. be nice to Mollie 😉

  10. 10
    Bitsy says:

    “Learning” – yes. “Amaze” -that’s a whole lot of pressure!!

  11. 11
    Bitsy says:

    Thanks Mollie!

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    Bitsy says:

    YOU’RE the reason I’m here 😀

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    Phyl says:

    Beautiful work, can’t wait to see your demo using fluid acrylics!

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    Mary Kosary says:

    Hoping to subscribe by email to this site.

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    Looking forward to seeing your demos Bitsy.

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    Joyce Belmonte says:

    I’ve ALWAYS been a fan of your artistry…. Now I can be a fan of your blog!
    Your water colors still blow me away. Can’t wait to see the finished product of the one in progress!

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    Susan Auchincloss says:

    Sandy forwarded this blog and I’m so glad she did. Your work is amazing. I’m new to fluid acrylics so I look forward to some useful tips.

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    bitsy says:

    Hi Susan, I’ve heard lots of good things about you from Sandy. Hope this is helpful to you. Bitsy