Alan Bean's paintings are both impressionistic and technically detailed. They are an attempt to accurately and objectively record the visual reality of stories that he believes future generations will enjoy.

Bean prefers to paint his motifs with acrylics, because acrylics are as high tech as his subjects. Although developed in the 19th century, acrylics occurred first on the art scene during the beginning space age and are the most important innovation in artistic materials since the invention of oil paints.

  Acrylic paints are made of emulsions of pigments, water, and clear, non-yellowing resins. They dry quickly and without changing color. Acrylics are weather resistant and retain their brilliance with age. Covered with a final coat of varnish there's no need to frame them under glass.

Rock'n'Roll on the Ocean of Storms

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