Our second night of school was all about textures, learning how to make texture with bubble wrap, an eyedropper, saran wrap, stuff like that. Well I learned how to apply those simple techniques years ago, I have kind of advanced since then. So I really wanted to play with my Golden mediums. Goodness knows I think I have them all. We didn't have to make a picture that followed the rules of composition, we just had to play.
I love black, red and white together so on a piece of 16" x 20" canvas, I simply applied black acrylic for my base. Then I started to play with stencils, cheesecloth, floor rubber, drywall mesh, and other bits and pieces. The Golden mediums I used were Pumice Gel, Glass Bead Gel, Granular Gel, and soft/hard/regular gels. Plus my one all time favourite, made by Tri-Art, is Nepheline Coarse Gel which is like cut pieces of rock...love that stuff. Then of course, there's also Golden's Crackle Medium.
Each medium provides a different texture dependent on how it's used. Some of these mediums I used with stencils, others with a palette knife, or brushed/sponged on and even applied some with a bamboo skewer.
The picture below doesn't do the texturing justice so it's kind of hard to see everything that transpired on the canvas....but I think you get the idea.....it was fun fun fun night at school.
Next week we learn about "line"