I use panels to demonstrate techniques when I am teaching, and I often just keep working on top of demos that came before. This finished painting is an example of how to keep working and have no fear to cover things up. I have used collage, acrylic pours, crackle textures, silk tissue and other techniques all on top of metal leaf. This gives your work incredible depth and an interesting history. I will be teaching these techniques in AZ at Art Unraveled August 4-6. Please join me for some fun filled workshops. I am teaching three different classes on crackle techniques, plaster and alternative surfaces.
This painting is made using venetian plaster on board. I will be teaching this class in Scottsdale, AZ on Tuesday August 7th. at Art Unraveled. We create multiple layers of plaster and paint and scrape to remove top layers. You get the look of old fresco paintings. I will even show you transfer techniques and how to create elements that may be fused together with heat.
We are two Santa Fe artists that were searching for a book just on image transfers and couldn't find one — so we wrote our own book. This experience led to our other books — Surface Treatment Workshop and Mixed Media Revolution. We have just put in a proposal for book four that we will tell you about soon. This has been a long but wonderful journey of learning and we had lots of fun and hope you do too.
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