Detail of Englishman River Falls Painting

Englishman River Falls Paintings, Take 2

Englishman River Falls Painting, watercolour paper mounted on wood cradle, 18” x 24″. The Process. The original unfinished painting was acrylic on large piece of watercolour paper. The big problem was how to frame it, especially if I’m thinking of … Continue reading Englishman River Falls Paintings, Take 2

toilet paper added to mixed-media painting

Adding More Texture to Mixed-Media Paintings with Tissue and Other ‘Fragile’ Papers

Examples of ‘fragile’ papers include tissue, rice paper and toilet paper/kleenex. Tissue Paper Relatively delicate papers tear easily when soaked in acrylic medium. To prevent this, a thicker acrylic gel is applied to the surface of the painting, the delicate tissue paper … Continue reading Adding More Texture to Mixed-Media Paintings with Tissue and Other ‘Fragile’ Papers

Detail of real weed applied to an acrylic painting

Mixed Media Class 3: More Additions for your Paintings

Our third class in Mixed-Media Painting was about more ways to add texture in your mixed-media paintings via papers, foil, fabrics, organic materials, non-organic materials and tar gel. This covered a huge amount of ground – many years later and … Continue reading Mixed Media Class 3: More Additions for your Paintings

image transfer surrounded with spackle/grit mix

Mixed-Media Painting Class 2: Using Spackle to Create Textures (Plus a Few Struggles)

These posts were all put up on my ‘travel’ blog before I decided to split my blog into two. They incorporate the lessons learned about using a spackle*/acrylic mix to create textures from my second mixed-media painting class. (*also called … Continue reading Mixed-Media Painting Class 2: Using Spackle to Create Textures (Plus a Few Struggles)