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In high school while painting my first acrylics, there was a question as to how long they would last. My art teacher told me nobody knew for sure, since it was such a relatively new medium- a couple of decades perhaps. Well I still have some of those paintings today, and they appear as vivid as the day I painted them. The only variable seems to be the quality of the substrate or canvas. In college, I painted on gessoed fine linen canvas and used the highest-quality acrylic paint available at that time. The paintings are still in pristine condition. Fast forward forty years. The quality of the paint that I use is superb, and I will only paint on substrates ( canvas or gessoed panels) that are the top of the line. I am confident that my acrylic paintings will last hundreds of years into the future.

Acrylic Paintings

With acrylic and oil paintings, I use a technique called indirect painting. This is a very time and labor-intensive process which starts with an under-painting.  The final colors and tonal values in the image are built up gradually by placing several layers of paint and glazing one over the other. Each layer must be allowed to dry completely before applying the next. Building up the glazing helps to reflect light and create depth in the painting.


Turtle Crossing Framed Acrylic Paintings by Nicholas Santoleri
Turtle Crossing  Acrylic by Nicholas Santoleri

Title:  “Turtle Crossing”
Medium:  Acrylic on Birch Panel
Year:   2017
Image Size:   24″ x 36″
Framed:   Yes    Overall Framed Size:   30″ x 42″
Available:  Yes
Price: $10,500.  SOLD
Comments: Finished, Framed and Ready for Purchase.  A fine art limited edition signed and numbered reproduction of this painting is available. For more information on this original and the fine art reproduction:  Click Here


"Dreadlocks" Acrylic Paintings on Panel 2015 by Nicholas Santoleri
Dreadlocks Acrylic Painting on Panel   2015 by Nicholas Santoleri

Title:  “Dreadlocks”
Medium: Acrylic on Masonite Panel
Year:   2015
Image Size:   24″ x 18″   
Framed:   Yes    Overall Framed Size:   29″ x 23″  
Available:  Yes
Price: $5,500


Comments: Finished, Framed and Ready for Purchase.


Many of my acrylic paintings are framed and hang unfinished in my painting studio. About a half dozen at various stations of completion surround me as I draw and paint current projects. When I need a break from whatever project is at hand, be it a detailed pencil drawing or watercolor painting, an acrylic painting gets my attention for a time. Some pieces may take me a few years before I feel they are finished.


Pope Francis in Rome In Progress by Nicholas Santoleri
Pope Francis in Rome In Progress by Nicholas Santoleri

Title:  “The Pope in Rome”
Medium:  Acrylic on Birch Panel
Year:   2015 – Present
Image Size:   24″ x 36″
Framed:   Yes    Overall Framed Size:   30″ x 42″
Available:  Yes
Price: $10,500 – $15,000 to be determined upon completion
Comments: Unfinished, Framed and Not Quite Ready for Purchase. Contact the studio if you are interested.
For more information about this painting  Click Here.


Some of my patrons come out to the studio, look through the acrylic paintings that are close to completion, and determine what next to add to their collection. With this thought in mind, here are some paintings that are completed or nearly complete.


Anastasia Acrylic Painting by Nicholas Santoleri
Anastasia Acrylic by Nicholas Santoleri

Title:  “Anastasia”
Medium: Acrylic on Masonite Panel
Year:   2010 – 2015
Image Size:   18″ x 24″ 
Framed:   Yes    Overall Framed Size:   23″ x 29″  
Available:  Yes
Price: $5,500


Comments: Finished, Framed and Ready for Purchase.


Sunday Afternoon - Acrylic Paintings by N. Santoleri
Sunday Afternoon 2010 Acrylic by Nicholas Santoleri

Title:  “Sunday Afternoon”  
Medium:  Acrylic on Masonite Panel
Year:   2010
Image Size:   16″ x 20″    
Framed:   Yes    Overall Framed Size:   21″ x 25″    
Available:  Yes
Price: $4,800.


Comments: Finished, Framed and Ready for Purchase.
This painting won the “2010 Best of Show” award at The Lititz Art Show.


Giving Thanks Painting By Nicholas Santoleri in progress
Giving Thanks Acrylic In Progress by Nicholas Santoleri

Title:  “Giving Thanks”   
Medium:  Acrylic on Masonite
Year:   2015 – Present
Image Size:  24″ x 18″     
Framed:   Yes    Overall Framed Size:    29″ x 23″    
Available:  Yes
Price: $5,500
Comments: Unfinished, Framed and Not Ready for Purchase. Contact the studio if you are interested.


Flower Girl - Acrylic Paintings by N. Santoleri
Flower Girl Acrylic Painting on Panel 2012-2013 by Nicholas Santoleri

“Flower Girl” Sold


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