|8 x 8 gallery acrylic on gallery wrap canvas|
|10 x 8 Acrylic on canvas panel|
Thought I would share a slightly different method used in paintings these flowers. As long as I have been using acrylics, I mainly have used water for mixing and diluting my paint. Read an art book a while back that suggested not using water except for clean up. The author said to always use a medium for mixing. Air brush medium was suggested for mixing similar to water, and acrylic mediums such as matte or gloss fluid, or pouring medium for a slightly thinker mix. Gel medium was suggested for a think texture.
I decided to give this method a try for these flowers, used pouring medium instead of any water for painting both floral paintings. I was surprised and very pleased with how they turned out. This does create a much richer look that I honestly was not expecting to see. If you haven’t tried this yet, give it a try and see if you notice a difference.