Acrylic Paintings by Mark J. Norton

Painting in acrylics is something I return to from time to time. There are some serious advantages over watercolors in that they dry waterproof and tend to be more opaque. Acrylics also have a certain textural quality to them which comes out in brush strokes. Most of the pictures included below emphasize brush stroke as an essential part of the design.

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Flower, No. 3 is part of a series about over a dozen paintings on seeds and flowers. The paintings were done in acrylics and investigate the strength of a new plant in the earth. This particular instance also captures the four classic elements of earth, air, fire, and water.

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Receding Glacier is another acrylic painting on paper. It is a personal favorite of mine.

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The acrylic Deep in the Forest borrows from impressionism to capture the strength of trees and the play of light in a dark forest setting.