Saturday, 3 January 2015

Day 3

Today's painting has been very difficult to photograph as it is so high key, but I believe I have got very close to the actual colours.

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.

14 comments:

carol edan said...

Very interesting techniques!!! Visited your site and loved the abstract landscapes!!!

Rolina said...

Thanks so much Carol!

Andersson Blue Design said...

Love it! You are talented!

Rolina said...

Aw, thank you Andersson Blue!

Anne said...

Very nice. I struggle with high key paintings, something I need to work on, so admire this one.

Rolina said...

So do I, Anne, it is good to work at something that is difficult. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog, Rolina. I love your work!

Rolina said...

Thanks Claire - I am enjoying "meeting" new artists!

Sue Marrazzo said...

COOL COLORS!

Rolina said...

Thanks Sue!

April Rimpo said...

I'm really enjoying your series. Thanks

Kathy Elliott said...

I love the writing, very subtle!!

Rolina said...

Thanks April!

Rolina said...

Thank Kathy, text has to be subtle otherwise it dominates the work, I feel.