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ACRYLICS

Colorful Action

I first tried acrylics for one of the funniest yet most strenous projects I ever did. For an outdoor exhibition in Salzburg, Austria, I painted some life-size plastic cows with arcylic colors. They have been named "Lucy and Juliette" for the fun of it. Working on them on a daily basis it took me more than two months to cover them with books, CDs and pictograms. Some more cows to paint followed this event including one for the Frankfurt bookfair.

Enjoy the cows on parade!


  1. Acrylic painting, outdoor exhibition, life size cows by Michaela Seidl
  2. Acrylic painting, outdoor exhibition, life size cows by Michaela Seidl
  3. Acrylic painting, outdoor exhibition, life size cows by Michaela Seidl
  4. Acrylic painting, outdoor exhibition, life size cows by Michaela Seidl
  5. Acrylic painting, outdoor exhibition, life size cows by Michaela Seidl
  6. Acrylic painting, life size cow, Frankfurt Bookfair by Michaela Seidl
  7. Acrylic painting, life size cow, Frankfurt Bookfair by Michaela Seidl
  8. Acrylic colors, cow, by Michaela Seidl
  9. Acrylic colors, cow, by Michaela Seidl
  10. Acrylic colors, cow, by Michaela Seidl

Take a Bite

​​For the Mostviertel (cider quarter) in Lower Austria cows didn't seem appropriate. Instead larger than life-size pears were on display there. I did one of these, too.

  1. Acrylic painting, plastic pear, outdoor exhibition, by Michaela Seidl
  2. Acrylic painting, plastic pear, outdoor exhibition, by Michaela Seidl
  3. Acrylic painting, plastic pear, outdoor exhibition, by Michaela Seidl

Acrylics and Calligraphy - a Cool Combination

Acrylic colors are easy to use, vibrant, non-fading, and they dry really fast. So I tried them on canvas, too. Primarily I am using them in combination with calligraphy. This style is very simple, mainly using the color to create a spectacular background with some cool effects. It works for all canvas formats and sizes.

The calligraphy itself can be as subtle as on paper since acrylic colors allow the use of calligraphy pens. At times more powerful when applied with big brushes. Preferably I use poems, haiku poetry, quotations or proverbs. In any case a bit more colorful and powerful approach to lettering.

Don't miss more calligraphy!
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    Calligraphy on Canvas
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    Calligraphy on Canvas, Part I
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    Calligraphy on Canvas, Part II
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    Calligraphy on Canvas, Part III
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    Calligraphy on Canvas
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    Haiku on Canvas
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    Haiku on Canvas, Part II
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    Haiku on Canvas, Part I
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    Haiku on Canvas, Part I
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    Haiku on Canvas, Part II
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    Haiku on Canvas, Part I
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    Haiku on Canvas, Part II
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    Calligraphy on Canvas
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    Haiku on Canvas
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    Calligraphy on Canvas
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    Caligraphy on Canvas
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    Calligraphy on Canvas
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    Calligraphy on Canvas
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    Calligraphy on Canvas
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    Calligraphy on Canvas
  31. 3 piece calligraphy on canvas by Michaela Seidl
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    Calligraphy on Canvas, Part I
  32. 3 piece calligraphy on canvas by Michaela Seidl
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    Calligraphy on Canvas, Part II
  33. 3 piece calligraphy on canvas by Michaela Seidl
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    Calligraphy on Canvas, Part III
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    Calligraphy on Canvas
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    Calligraphy on Canvas
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    Poppies II
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    Poppies