Sunday, March 01, 2020

Flying Blind: New Layers



Each of these pieces was done with acrylic and alcohol. Now they are receiving collage elements. I am flying blind, not really knowing how they will look when they are fully dry.

In "Frolics", 6"x6", acrylic on gessobord, the collage pieces are acrylic skins, which were quite transparent. I made a mistake and did not let the gel dry underneath the pieces, before adding another layer of clear pouring medium. I have no idea if or when the angular pieces will become clear and show the background colors through them. If not, I actually like them as they are, so no real loss. If so, I think it would be more interesting and exciting.

For "Spangles", 8"x8", acrylic on paper and gessobord, I added some texture but did not really care for the effect. Now I have put a thicker layer of soft gel on top, that should even out the texture somewhat. On top of that, I pressed in some acrylic on paper shards that seemed compatible with the dark reds of this piece. I don't know how this will look in the end.

"Jellyfish", 8"x8", acrylic on gessobord, was very blue green. I had made these acrylic skins with pouring medium and high-flow acrylics, and they have a fluid or sea creature look. I hope this will resolve into a pleasing undersea effect.

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