Joy Spring – Mixed Media- artist Sherron Fairbairn

In 2010, I discovered another medium-acrylic, and in the beginning, I found it to be a bit trying to handle. Drat! With every brush stroke, the water would float on top of the canvas (after all it wasn’t paper) and I found myself chasing the paint around, if you know what I mean. I was introduced to a unique technique – gluing beautiful papers to the canvas, and then paint on the surface -this helped with my transition time – like training wheels from a tricycle to a two wheeler. The approach with these beautiful and texturized papers, I will venture to again , but my object was to adapt my watercolour style, directly to the canvas in a more painterly style, with acrylic.