Friday, May 25, 2012

Acrylic Medium

I often spend days in my studio playing around with (or experimenting with) different acrylic mediums to see what I can do with them.
I can tell you this - the applications are innumerable!

Take this for example -

The (highly) textured orangie colored section is a piece of canvas to which I applied Golden's Soft Gel.
I used some implement that was on my studio table (or maybe the implement was my finger) to create the texture.
I allowed this to dry completely.
Then I created a wash of a couple of fluid acrylics (looks like Quin/Nickel Azo Gold was part of it) and brushed this over the entire piece.
What you see is a small section of the piece of canvas. I have been cutting up my samples and using them in different projects.

What do you do with your samples?


Bren said...

I'm with you the effects you can achieve are numerous, don't you just love it!

Joanne Huffman said...

Love the look of this. I like that your experiments become component parts.