Yesht, so I have managed to eventually get myself sorted out with a bit of space to paint in. I tried it out today because the rest of the family have gone away for the weekend, so I could make as much mess as I liked and actually get to concentrate on something for a whole day. Wonderful. I made a little video of the process I use to make paintings on stretched canvas (that are considered abstract) … I don’t work like this all the time.
Anyway, hope you enjoy and I’d appreciate comments on my video if you have the time (or inclination) … be brutal, I can take it. [Yeah, right] This is the finished product:
Acrylic, gels, paste, grit, sand, inks on mixed-media paper.
I tried a few larger pieces this week on the A3 acrylic paper but I wasn’t happy with them, so then I fiddled about with this small piece. Also not really happy with it but thought I’d stick it up here for reference purposes.
Modelling gel, acrylics, metallics on mixed-media paper (250gm/169lb)
Approximately 12″ x 8″
Close up of texture detail.
One thing I learnt here is that you must use acrylic medium between layers – I don’t have any at the moment, hence my new found knowledge! Otherwise, the underlying layers become muddy and hard to work on. So I’m off to get me some new medium just as soon as I can – cos all my other stuff is finished!