|6" x 6" closeup|
My first step was to cover the entire canvas with a mixture of 15% Utrecht Retarder Gel and 85% Golden Clear Tar Gel. I used the mixture to lubricate the canvas like oiling up with oil medium on a dried oil surface. The medium has a milky consistency common to acrylic mediums but dries totally clear (clear tar gel dries with a resin-like surface that I really love).
One of the goals of this session was to reach back into my artistic history and connect with methods and techniques over which I had acquired mastery. I found this specific process to be extremely intriguing as it allowed me to incorporate elements from drawing and printmaking.
I look forward to your comments.
Brad Teare –March 2016