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Syle
10-27-2011, 07:59 PM
Hey everyone, long time lurker, first time poster :clap:

I was just curious if any one could shed some light on the technique that these people exhibit in their paintings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lehxvjvA4s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unTrM_KpcoU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAROWcmZgkU

They all claim to be mixing enamels, and/or enamel oils with acrylic paints. I'm just curious if there is a name for this technique, and if so, where can I study up on it. I really like the look of this technique, and I'd like to learn as much as I can.

PS: can I just go to Home Depot and get some 1 gallon pails of utility paint to achieve what they are getting?

Thanks!!!

gaykir
10-28-2011, 12:01 AM
I have a very good friend who is an artist and uses oils on top of acrylics all the time. If you see his work, he paints on a flat surface, extremely wet and uses black oil on top of the wet acrylic.

http://silerstudios.com/

I'm not sure how acrylics on oils would react but you can always experiment to see what happens. Try it!

Einion
10-28-2011, 03:11 AM
Hi, welcome to the site and the forum.

They all claim to be mixing enamels, and/or enamel oils with acrylic paints. I'm just curious if there is a name for this technique, and if so, where can I study up on it.
Other than it being a mixed-media technique I'm not aware of a name for this, although there could well be one - people do love giving things labels!

I don't know of any how-tos or SBSs on this type of work, but since the two paint types will naturally resist each other certain kinds of bubble/island formations will occur spontaneously when they're used together, and with a bit of practice (working small initially) I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to begin to get a handle on it - using more or less water, the enamel straight or thinned with spirits, pouring and dripping techniques, tipping the board/canvas and so forth.

Just to note though: paintings created this way would not have good archival properties.

PS: can I just go to Home Depot and get some 1 gallon pails of utility paint to achieve what they are getting?
One good way to find out...

Einion

modart
10-28-2011, 07:55 PM
Hi,
I am also a new person on wetcanvas and have been trying to work out this technique using Golden Fluid Acrylic paints. I thought it was a chemical reaction but haven't tried enamel paint with acrylic.

You may be interested in the posting I have just put out there asking for help in working out how a chemical reaction is creating this great work. Check out youtube and type in artkitstore.

Maybe between us both, we will find what we are looking for.

Modart