Saturday, March 3, 2018

Abstract Acrylic Painting

This painting is an abstract painting that just happened. It was not preplanned except that I first painted it on my ipad, something that I often do. I kind of liked something about it and decided to paint it again on paper. I made some small changes to it to improve the compostion and just had fun with it.

16x20 Acrylic on Paper.....”Life Lines”.

Newest Acrylic Paintings

16x20 Acrylic on Canson Acrylic Paper..... “Fall on the River”

These paintings are painted on a new paper I just came across and I really like. It is Canson Acrylic Paper. I love the weight of it and it doesnt need a gesso coating. It has a great surface for all kinds of acrylic applications.

16x16 Acrylic on Canson Acrylic Paper.....”Sunshine on a Foggy Day”

16x20 Acrylic on Canson Acrylic Paper.....”Prickly Pear Cactus Blossoms”

Back to My Painting

This post is a quick catch up on my acrylic paintings. Lately I have switched to painting on paper rather than canvas or boards. These are on Watercolor paper. Its fun to change your usual routine to freshen up your style a bit. Some times I gesso the watercolor paper to give it more body and make it less absorbant.
These can be framed like watercolors or mounted on canvas with no frames for a contemporary look.

More Slurry Glass Powder Painting

More custom fused glass made with aloe vera gel and water and glass powders. Each color is mixed in a squeeze bottle with 1/3 water, 1/3 aloe vera gel and 1/3 glass powder. Shake well and squeeze unto clear glass or opaque white glass. Move and push the colors around until you like the design. I then thoroughly dry the piece in my convection oven for 20 to 30 minutes at 225 degrees and then I full fuse in the kiln.

After full fusing I decided to drape this piece over a stainless steel mold. The photo below shows the finised piece.

Bottom of piece.

This is such a fun economical way to create you own designer glass by just using clear glass and powders. Just make sure you use the powders safely and wear a mask or respirator when mixing up the powders.