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Acrylics Anonymous, Issue #061 -- Stress Less. This Is Your Safe Space.
June 01, 2017

Passionate about painting with acrylics? Need a monthly fix chock full of inspiration? Need some help to take the pain out of your painting process? It's all here for you. Acrylics Anonymous. Zero elitism. Dive in.

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Stress Less.

There is so much pressure in your everyday life; mortgage, work, traffic, etc.

Your arts practise needs to be a safe place for you, a sanctuary of fun and play that can be your avenue of escape when life is overwhelming.

Being creative can be challenging, but shouldn’t be stressful.

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Throw Back Thursday

We've had a few requests to do an article on how to get your artwork ready to sell. Luckily we've already written one, and if you haven't seen it already, you may like to have a read.

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Every month, we choose an Artist from our forum to showcase.

You can even nominate someone if you like. (Or yourself!). To do this, check out the forum and then send us an email! It’s that easy.

This month we’re focussed on artist Kenny Mac from Bend, Oregon, with his great split perspective painting, “Two Pools”. Awesome work Kenny! :)

Read more about Kenny Mac's "Two Pools"

The future is here!! With this pen from the clever people at Cronzy, you can scan anything you like the colour of, and then draw with that colour. Whaaaaat? Wow!

A world of colour literally at your fingertips!

Mona Caron is a muralist with a penchant for painting weeds - massive, apocalyptic, day of the triffid sizes ones. Her weed paintings show us the importance of determination, resilience and persistance. And also they're really pretty to look at :)

Click here to explore Mona's beautiful weeds.

If you have a link you like, please share it with us! You can contact us to let us know. Thank you!

This is the section where you can "get your name in lights!" (well at least out there in the internet world!).

If you have works in progress you would love to show off, or finished pieces you are particularly proud of, we would love to see them!

We especially like to hear about the story behind the creation.

Penny Stanton is one of our biggest advocates and an amazing teacher and artist. She operates from her studio “Inspired Artspace” in Wyong, NSW, Australia, and holds regular classes and workshops, inspiring all with her love of throwing the coloured goo around.

From Penny:

"Wise One"

This turtle is called “Wise One” - I originally painted it and wrecked it completely. Then re-did it and rescued it.

It was hung at the Royal Easter Show in the Marine and Seascape Section and sold at the show - I was completely chuffed someone loved him and took him home!

The problems with the first painting were many - I hadn’t done enough detail with the light reflection on the shell, the face needed more work, the refractions in the water floor and rays of light from the top needed to go in, plus the whole background needed re-blending for depth and sense of movement, a bit of an overhaul really!

But it just goes to show, you can always rescue a painting!”

Thanks so much Pen for sharing your story with this piece.

You can find out more about Penny, her work and available classes and workshops through her website at

Hope you enjoyed this issue of Acrylics Anonymous!

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Until next time, make sure you chuck some paint around!

Cheers from Frankie & Mark :)

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