|Evolution of Blue, 48" x 36", acrylic|
Included in this 20 minute video are ideas on how to use sgraffito (scratching) to add complexity to your abstracts. Also included are ideas about painting into a dry acrylic painting as if painting wet-into-wet using retarder medium.
Additionally I show how I recycle ice cream jars to store a variety of acrylic painting mixtures as well as other useful ideas. For example I use AYL Silicone gloves (see link below) to open acrylic jars when they become nearly impossible to open. The gloves have really saved my hands since in the past I could almost pull the skin off trying to open dried acrylic jars.
Let me know what you think of the video. I hope you find some useful ideas to improve your acrylic painting.
Brad Teare–May 2015