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he rooms inside private homes,historical museums, and publicbuildings make excellent subjectsbecause they give artists the chance tocreate interesting relationships between ad-joining rooms, reflective windows and mirrors, contrastingnatural and artificial light, and organized furnishings. Thecool light from a table lamp in a living room can be shownclose to the warm sunlight of a nearby kitchen. A heavyVictorian sofa can be balanced by a delicate spindle-backedchair. And a six-foot hall mirror can reflect the images of people sitting in an adjacent room. All of these possibilitiescan be explored in paintings derived from photographs,drawings, or on-site studies of interiors.Ronald Lewis became interested in painting interiorswhen he began to grow bored with the oil landscapes hehad been producing for a number of years. “I was gettingburned out,” he explains. “And even though I loved thesmell of oils, I felt I could really take advantage of the factthat acrylics dry so much faster. I decided to focus on acrylicpaintings of interiors, a subject I had explored on occasionbut never really focused on. I quickly discovered a wholerange of possibilities with the subject and the medium.”Lewis is one of many artists who have added acrylicsto their repertoire of painting mediums. While oil paintsand varnishes have qualities that can’t be matched by otherpaints, they dry slowly and require the use of mineralspirits, turpentine, or other potentially hazardous solventsand mediums.
Acrylic paints are mixed with water and canbe altered with water-based acrylic mediums and additives
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Game Room,Sims House,
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