Sunday, September 20, 2009

YES, VIRGINIA, YOU CAN PAINT ON FOIL


Here is the final result of the painting I started the other day. The GAC 200 worked beautifully. I used Golden Liquid Acrylics diluted a little with water and then full strength in subsequent layers. I purchased the GAC 200 at an art supply store that carries all the Golden Acrylic products. It helped hold the acrylic to the foil. The fun part was brushing alcohol on the painting and rubbing some of the acrylic away, then glazing over. I also sprayed some on the background and the hair. I had a strong urge to add some of the oil pastels on top but decided to save that for my next painting. I also think I want to crumple the foil a bit before gluing it down. I got a little carried away with the neck. I wish I had brought the shoulders up higher. I have been reading a book on Modigliani and you can really see the influence.

7 comments:

jgr said...

This is totally cool, I'm sure it's even better in person. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.

RHCarpenter said...

I now know that if it can be painted on, you are going to do it! Love this and the elongated neck. You can see the Modigliani influence.

Lauren Maurer said...

Wow. What an amazing technique!

Mike said...

I'll bet this technique really grabs attention. Can't wait to see it first hand!

Ginny Stiles said...

Since my name is Virginia I am sure this post is just for me! :-) I love the long neck. Since you intended it to be exaggerated why not go the whole way. I have to go back and read the previous posts on this. GAC is not making sense to me...where does it fit into the process? But maybe I missed it in previous post? Modigiani indeed!!! I really like this.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Love the painting and the long neck. Don't change a thing!

I love hearing about your process. I think that's what art is...pushing the limits of the materials and finding new ways to express the creative spirit.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

I've done some pastels on foil...similar method. have you ever worked on copper? I want to be able to see the copper in some spots...

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