Saturday, February 14, 2009

Robert Burridge - Special Effects

I like to play with textures and special effects! Rubbing alcohol, aka Isopropyl alcohol, when dribbled over a very wet aquamedia painting will cause the paint to spread out in an instant pattern of dots and rings. It takes a little practice! The results dry into a beautiful, random pattern. I use this technique to break up a flat, solid section of wet paint. It adds “visual texture.” The painting above, “Winged Messenger” has the dots and rings in the lower left corner. When you try this technique, I suggest using the alcohol sparingly - and in one section only. Not overall... a little goes a long way!

Winged Messenger, 36x36, original acrylic painting on canvas - Sold

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