Thursday, February 16, 2012

81 Thick Acrylic 1 of 2



IN THIS VIDEO I paint a 16" x 20" acrylic  painting using thick strokes of broken color. I also allow the paint to dry at certain points and "oil up" with a water based retarder gel. I have experimnted with a similar technique in the past but using the retarder gel is vastly superior to using the acrylic medium I used previously. Be sure to finish the painting with a generous coat of acrylic medium. This will ensure that all the layers will cross link (bind) and create a strong, non-delaminating surface.


I hope you enjoy this technique. Please let me know your results in the comments section.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks Brad, I really enjoyed seeing your approach with acrylics! Nice work!

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  2. Thanks Rob. I was pleasantly surprised at how similar acrylics are to oils once I figured out I needed to keep the paint thick. Previously I found acrylics pretty frustrating.

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