It’s been forever since I’ve posted here. There just never seems to be time! But today, I decided to just do it, since I was on my computer anyway!
I’ve done many, many paintings since my last post, and I usually take progression shots. So, instead of taking hours to figure out what to write about, I just picked randomly from my latest ones.
This one is called “Enchantment” because it sort of just magically appeared. I started playing with paint, like always, and it almost made itself! lol I’ve started experimenting with new mediums, and acrylic inks, liquid watercolours, and high flow acrylics are very freeing! I like to put a stencil down and just let them flow underneath. It’s messy and undefined, and makes for beautiful backgrounds! I’ve found cradle board, prepped with gesso, works well for a smoother finish. I’ve been using it a lot lately, because it can be distressed easily, and stamping/collage works better because of the rigidity of the surface.
Added grease pencil doodles, as part of the intuitive process. Just letting my mind flow. More stencilling on top in white, then glazed over with the transparent flowy mediums. The qualities of each are interesting. The liquid watercolour can be tricky because it can be reactivated with water to a certain extent, and they, plus the acrylic inks tend to bleed through any white painted over them, which gives a beautiful translucency to the background!
I like high flow acrylics because they behave like regular acrylics, but work like inks. They are more opaque, and can be thinned to the slightest glaze, or used full strength for stronger color. Also, they don’t bleed through to the next layers. I like to add details with regular tube acrylic, because I like the contrast of the thicker paint over the luminous backgrounds. 🙂
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