Saturday, 3 January 2015
The execution has been very similar to the two previous paintings with fabric and modeling paste applied, followed by a coat of acrylic gesso before applying several layers of paint, building up the colours.
Today's mixed media technique that I wanted to focus on is the drawing/writing on top of the paint, not something that I am used to doing at all, it feels rather alien to me. I set the charcoal with fixative and can seal the entire painting with varnish if desired.
Apparently, there are mediums available that facilitate applying dry media on top of acrylic paints, so I will get some and try it out as I would like to be able to draw on top with pastels as well as charcoal.