Step 2: Adding the next layers in this acrylic painting technique
Check out the previous post to see how I get to this point on these two paintings using my ‘waste not, want not’ acrylic painting technique.
- I continue to work on these on my dining room table.
- Starting on Painting #1, I paint over most of the top and bottom with Burnt Sienna. Since it’s transparent, it gives these areas more cohesion and yet I can still see the layers underneath. Did I mention I love layers!?
- I then drop high flow acrylics in pthalo blue, napthol red light and titanium white across the center. Spritzing with water helps them flow and mix together.
- Once again, I have a lot of wet paint on the canvas, so I again lay paper towels on top and sop up a lot of the paint.
- Then I lay the paint soaked paper towels and lay them on canvas #2, pushing the paint onto the canvas.
- Taking the wadded up paper towel, I sop up a little more paint from painting #1 and randomly dab it on to painting #2.
- I lay out the paper towel to dry. I can incorporate it as a collage element in a future piece.
Photos of both at this stage are shown below. I’m not sure where either of these are going but I’ll let them dry and work on them more tomorrow.