Monday, January 30, 2006

Red Wash

The wash (Acrylic Gloss Medium and pigment) of red that I coat over the parts that recede is so important to the cohesiveness of the painting. It adds depth to the parts of the painting where need it. Also changing the effect of the color it covers. Highlights of new colors emerge from where the wash hits areas which change because of the wash color. If Red is used in the wash, a white area will turn pink, but that is just a simple example of the color variation that can occur. My experience is that colors you never dreamed of emerge from different spots on the canvas.
Along with this the washes create a luminosity on the paint surface which is very please, mimicking the use of varnish in oils.

- j


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