Saturday, March 21, 2015

New Medium! New Ideas!





I'm working on something a bit different, acrylic mixed media layering. After taking a workshop last year with Roby Artist Robyn Ryan - Ballyryan Studios, on her technique, I have been playing around with my own technique. These are NOT finished. The idea is that you create layers of paint, and mixed media if you choose to, and medium. You can sand back to previous layers, and bring out colors behind colors. I will post more as I get closer to being finished with these.

As you can see in a couple of the photos, the gel medium is put on fairly thickly.  I am playing around with different kinds of mediums, which give the effect of encaustic painting, which is a technique of painting with hot wax.  On the cow, you can see some of the earlier layers showing through.

I hope you enjoy watching how these progress!  Happy Spring!

3 comments:

Diane L Hoeptner said...

It's inspiring to see these, Elaine. I love the experimentation! What lovely textures can be achieved like this?!

Elaine Hurst said...

Thank you, Diane!

Linda said...

Very beautiful!