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Gosh its hot today!

Who would have thought Scotland could bask in such heat? I’d forgotten what the sunshine felt like! So glad to be in the house rather than outside – I’ve been painting this morning. Well, not actively painting with a brush, more just pouring paint around. here are some detail shots of the ones I like.

wip2 detail

One thing I’m learning about this technique, is that (apparently) the idea is to get cells appearing, which shows the colour underneath, but, I don’t like cells. I mean, this one is very pretty, and its still changing, but……I prefer the flowing and merging colours of a marble effect. Its personal preference, of course, but…..

wip2detail2

….I much prefer this look….the veiny patterns and random shapes, all soft and flowy.

Still, both are nice in their own way. I’m trying to get hold of some decent varnish or even resin (gulp) to coat the surface of them. I love the glassy look rather than matt, although I’m kind of worried about the chemical element of such things. Ah well…..onwards and upwards.

 

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13 thoughts on “Gosh its hot today!”

    1. Hi! yes of course – Its acrylics and water. Thats it. I always forget to post the specs, because I get so excited about the results and sharing them, ha! So yeah….diluted acrylics. The consistency of milk is best. πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes, I have read that better results are obtained with medium. I might get some in the future if I carry on with this…..for now I have just watched a guy on YT using PVA glue & water, so I might give that a try first. I’m being ultra cautious about “collecting” materials and never using them, so I’ll wait for a couple of weeks before getting some proper stuff! πŸ™‚ Thanks – and have you tried this technique?

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      2. Yes, that’s why I commented! Acrylics and mediums are tricky (they crack, haze, don’t dry or the surface stays soft) but offer a million different ways to manipulate colors and images!

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      3. One of the classes I took while earning my degree required this book https://www.amazon.com/Rethinking-Acrylic-Solutions-Exploiting-Versatile/dp/1600610137/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1495728478&sr=1-1&keywords=acrylic+painting+techniques+and+golden
        The book is pretty inspiring, enables one to experiment successfully with ratios for mixing different mediums with color – that’s the trick, you know. Acrylics are so free-ing…..

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      4. Thanks for the recommendation! To be fair though, I’m not sure I I would use it to its fullest – I have hundreds of art books on my shelves that have been flicked through once and never again. Not because they aren’t any good, as clearly they are written by people who know their stuff…..but I’m not sure I would stay with acrylics long enough to make full use of it. Having said that, I have bookmarked it for later, just in case I’m still doing this in the next month! Appreciated, thank you so much! πŸ™‚

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  1. I like the softer colours and patterns of the blue one 😊 My daughter would only use acrylics when she was doing A Level and as a student, the cost! She specialised in large seascapes with layer built upon layer – can you imagine? I do at least have one of them on my landing wall πŸ˜„

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    1. They are quite expensive, yes. Art schools tend to make you get the “best” supplies, or branded names because they are better than student grade. Which is true, of course. I’m so glad you can enjoy your daughters seascape for years to come! Does she still paint?

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