Cedar Raven

Signs of Spring 03/03/2008


I bought some supplies Thursday to make more textured surfaces. Friday I found a beautiful rock wall dripping with icicles and snapped a few shots (Ok, it was more like 80). Saturday I mucked about with various papers, a couple of canvas boards (9x12) and a stretched canvas (8x10).  and created some new surfaces, one of which is shown here. Which brings me to Sunday. . .

The surfaces are now dry and I can start a painting. One of those materials I bought last Thursday was GAC, which was recommended to mix with Fluid Acrylics and even acrylic inks instead of water. Two things:  #1. GAC makes your paint shiny. I've now determined I detest high gloss when painting. It was SO distracting.  I had to move the board to reduce reflection, and I never could see my whole painting due to glare! #2. The drying time of my paint actually decreased! I use a nib when I paint and the paint was thickening from drying up, so I had to keep adding water (a lot cheaper than GAC!) AND . . . as I had premixed all my colours, with a splash of GAC of course, I had to finish my painting in ONE SITING just to keep my paints alive!

It is now Monday morning. 4:30 AM.  *YAAAAWWWWWWNNNNNN*

So here it is. The finished (all in one sitting) painting.

I am OFF to bed!!! And I am not cleaning up a thing. Those paints can now dry in their pots for all I care!



Mon, 03 Mar 2008 12:09:16

Your artwork just plain fascinates me!...AND..visiting your blog...ooohhhhh it soothes me and puts my heart into smile mode! Love the music...It make me wants to linger and enjoy ...and put off what I am supposed to be doing.! :)


Mon, 03 Mar 2008 14:19:46

Wow- how interesting! I love the way this painting looks.


Wed, 05 Mar 2008 15:57:11

WOW it looks great. So inspiring.
Keep up the terrific work.


Wed, 05 Mar 2008 18:31:24

I checked this out the other day and had to come back and comment. I know the feeling of working on a project and ending up burned out but I think this is a very intriguing piece. I love the movement and texture. Very nice!


Fri, 07 Mar 2008 14:22:17

Wow! I'm sorry this was a frustrating experience, but look at what you have to show from it! I really like these textured pieces you're doing. It's always a pleasure to come by here. There is always something lovely to see.


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