I've been working on this northwest image. I used Daniel Smith acrylics on a 8 x 10 canvas. I learned to paint with oil and I am still figuring out acrylic techniques. I prefer oil, but with kids, I don't feel right using the thinners in the house. Since the Pacific Northwest is so rainy, and our house is modest, I don't really have a studio space set up for oil.
I was inspired by the old travel posters from the post war era, and the brighter colors of post-modern art.