Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Acrylic fun

Well I finally broke out the Acrylic's and materials that I had ordered last year and had sitting around in my closet. My sister in law Noreen, got me in the mood to try them out, talk about a crash course in Acrylics! we had a couple of Acrylic books Acrylic Revolution by Nancy Reyner and Rethinking Acrylic by Patti Brady that we bounced back and forth from till we got the jist of what to do first.
The prep time took the longest in because we prepped the canvas with 2 coats of GAC100 and then two coats of white gesso. I was using Fluid Acrylics and they are GREAT! they are very concentrated from the bottle, but you can dilute them with water or gesso. Towards the end I just squirted them on my canvas and painted the area I wanted with them.
We also had fun using Light Molding paste, very cool stuff for textures.
It was really fun using Acrylics and gave me a new perspective of using them.

1 comment:

  1. the painting I'm showing in today's post is done with Acrylics...my favourite medium..after watercolour of course!...and drawing pens...and pencil crayons...and markers....well you get the picture! lol

    the colours in this painting are fabulous! how vibrant and spectacular!

    great job!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina