May 5, 2024

I learned a hard lesson this week…

I learned a hard lesson this week! Read on so you can avoid making the same mistake I did.

I really like the direction my new paintings are taking, but unfortunately, the paint is peeling off on one! It’s an old acrylic painting I was working over and the acrylic paint is not sticking. I realized the previous version had a very thin layer of wax. Now this new painting is ruined.

Watch here…

The lesson is that acrylic does not adhere to anything oily or waxy – not even a thin coat. I’m going to attempt to take the paint and wax off and start again. I’m not sure how best to do that but I’ll start with a heat gun and alcohol to remove it. The new layer of paint needs to be secure since these paintings get rolled and shipped to the gallery. I hope this cautionary tale keeps you out of peeling paint trouble!

Has this ever happened to you? Let me know in the comments.

The Art2Life Podcast is back with an all-new episode this week! My guest is my friend and artist, Louise Fletcher. She came through the Creative Visionary Program several years ago not thinking she was an artist and has since exploded! She warmly shares her wonderful wisdom as we paint together.

While you can listen to it anywhere you stream podcasts, I want you to be sure to check out the video version on our YouTube Channel so you don’t miss out on the art-making! Bring along a piece of art to work on and join us this Wednesday for our next episode.

Have a great Sunday!


Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
the founder of Art2Life.

With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.

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