|"Layers 3" 8x8 inch mixed media collage|
This is the new version of a painting I did last month. The only difference is the addition of the black circular squiggles. I admit to being terrified of gestural marks such as these - ESPECIALLY if the painting beneath is already done.
It would be easy to really screw up a half way decent painting by adding these quick marks that cannot be easily controlled. Their beauty is in their spontaneous flow of movement.
So these were done as an acrylic skin on a sheet of plastic. The black lines are dimensional paint (Tulip and Lumiere are two brands).
After the dimensional lines are dry, cover them with soft gel gloss, clear self leveling gel, or clear tar gel - all Golden products, although other manufacturers make similar products.
You end up with the black lines (in this case) in a sheet of clear acrylic that you can cut up, and arrange on your painting any way you choose.
The beige background is the wood of the table.
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