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Nilesh
09-13-2007, 08:01 PM
If oil paint is put out on absorbent paper before using it, it loses some oil and breaks differently. Apparently Monet did this, and it helped with certain effects. Someone described the way the paint broke as "crumbly."

Turner did something similar.

Is there any way to achieve this quality with acrylics?

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Is rheology part of this?

Some companies make a "long rheology" medium that is stringy, and a "short rheology" medium that is the opposite.

So maybe there are mediums or additives out there that will make this happen?

Any helpful ideas?

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If anyone at an acrylic company happens to read this, feedback on this topic is most welcomed.

Others' comments as well.

Enchanted
09-13-2007, 08:29 PM
So maybe there are mediums out there that will make this happen?


I think that the idea is to minimize the amount of medium (vehicle) and maximize the amount of pigment in whatever amount of "paint" you are dealing with. Where the "crumble point" would be with acrylics is probably too dry to permit good adhesion. For example: take dry pigment and begin adding acrylic medium until the pigment barely binds together. Would you want to paint with this?

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