Monday, July 12, 2010

Fish fossil

I've been wanting to play around with various acrylic mediums for a while so I finally purchased a few items. The above piece is a cartoonish fish fossil made with Golden Coarse Pumas Gel. It's neat stuff! I wonder though if the same effect can be achieved with a simple blend of sand with gel medium and/or paint. It would certainly be a lot cheaper.

So, at this point, the piece is only halfway there. The plan is to do the background with Golden Crackle Paste. Then coat the whole thing with matte medium, wash it with some colour and varnish. At left is a test of the Crackle Paste.

Making this doesn't really feel like painting per se... more like sculpting. But it sure is fun!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lonely cloud

A little practice painting from last night. Posted in honour of our rare blast of sunshine here on Newfoundland's Avalon today.


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