Monday, August 15, 2016

Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz

"Dorothy" is an original, signed acrylic painting on canvas by Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold.

This acrylic 4-foot-by-3-foot painting is a closeup view of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

I originally had it more like a sepia toned photo but decided midway through to add color. In the movie, this was from the black and white portion of the movie before they got to Oz and everything turned to color. This is the fourth in a series of Hollywood icons.

This artwork was created using acrylic paint on a high quality wrapped canvas. Acrylic paint works very well on stretched canvas. When purchasing artwork many people aren't sure what the difference is between acrylic and oil paintings. The main difference between acrylics and oil paints is the inherent drying time. Oils allow for more time to blend colors and apply even glazes over underpaintings. This slow drying aspect of oil can be seen as an advantage for certain techniques, but in other regards it impedes the artist trying to work quickly. The fast evaporation of water from the acrylic paint film can be slowed with the use of acrylic retarders. Retarders are generally glycol or glycerin-based additives.

1 comment:

Linda said...

What a beautiful painting!