Saturday, April 18, 2009

Acrylic landscape paintings

I recently invested in a full color palette of Chroma Interactive Acrylics, and have been testing them for outdoor use. I like being able to layer paint quickly, yet these paints will also wash off or blend after drying with a little water or the unlocking formula (smells like alcohol). It's wonderful to use these paints as a watercolor type wash, then go over with brush and knife like acrylic or oil. My fav surface so far is gessoed masonite, I like to apply the gesso in a random fashion to create some texture; also used Ampersand Claybord and Gessobord, and some canvas panels.
To keep the piles of paint from drying too quickly, I covered them with a squeeze of Thick Slow Medium, a gel that does what it's name says. Overall, I am really pleased with these paints, and will continue to use them.
Artist Jan Blencowe encouraged me to give these paints a try for outdoor work. She is an artist and teacher I met on

1 comment:

Debbie Lamey-MacDonald said...

Very nice Sarah! I love the painterly effect you created with your new paints. Glad they worked out well for you. It won't be long and you'll be out the door again with them! Happy Painting!