I am really having a blast working in acrylic. This is a new piece that I completed recently. I love herons, and I have painted on location where the resource photograph was snapped to make this painting. The name of the area is Heron Pond. When I have painted there, I have been interrupted by the odd sounds that herons make, only to be entranced watching their activity. Enjoy.
So, I have been having a great summer experimenting with acrylic. This is a painting of a scene in Haymarket, Virginia, and is the first one done in a faux batik technique. This technique is a bit labor intensive, and I really enjoy the steps involved. I start with an acrylic wash painting on rice paper. After the acrylic dries, I paint melted wax on the painting and then crumble the paper in a ball as if I am going to throw the painting away. It is really cathartic to crush a painting into almost oblivion! I then smooth the paper out again, and paint the whole surface with acrylic. After that dries, I iron the whole mess with an iron to melt the leftover wax and viola, I am ready to paint the final layers of acrylic to complete the painting. So much FUN! Hope you enjoy seeing the finished piece.