September 26, 2010

Work in Progress... freedom control

Not much of a work in a progress to be honest :) I found the unfinished pics in my
scanner’s folder and I thought it would be cool to share them … with my secret for water
based paints. Many of you already know (especially those who follow my work from the begging)
that I love working with acrylics, gouache and watercolours. Not a few times
I have recommend to many of you to try this way – so here are some tips!

 ✫ I always use the acrylics for base and if I use gouache it’s going to be on top of it (or mixed
with the acrylic, but carefully – you don’t want to make a hole in your canvas)!!
✫ I use watercolours on top of all, after everything is dry well. I do it this way because watercolours give me the incredible ability to colourize anything I want in any scale I want.
Black splash and words painted with acrylics.
☓ Of course that’s something very dangerous and it could be easily turned out a disaster!? Yes ☓
Firsty, you have to be sure that your canvas is dry dry dry from acrylics / gouache!!Not too dry paints means a hole in whatever place you try to paint with watercolours = disaster with no turning back.
Secondly, you have to be sure that your brush hasn’t got too much water on it. Put the brush into the water and then into the watercolour and rub it in a towel before your canvas. You can skip this step if you think you can control it, but if it’s your first time, go straight to the towel!
And then it’s up to you. Start with smooth moves and ‘hit’ the parts you want to colourize (you’ll find your rhythm soon), until you get what you want. After that, I use ONLY white and black acrylics (if it’s necessary) to finish the painting.
xxx Much love ✬⋰.•

If you like to play with paints I hope you’ll find the above helpful (⌒_⌒)

Traditional painting, 18×24 cm
Acrylics and watercolours on canvas.

The bg is painted from before, with oil.
Completed: 25 September 2010