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Old 04-09-2012, 06:47 PM
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Setting out- mixed media harbour scene



Setting out
15x12 inches
Mixed media on canvas

This one is inspired by the many beautiful harbour/fishing villages on the East Coast of Scotland, Eyemouth, Dunbar, Crail etc.

I've used collage, Inks, Texture gels, Acrylic and oil pastels to create this.

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Re: Setting out- mixed media harbour scene

The water is just great! You've really captured that sparkling look that it gets
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The water is just great! You've really captured that sparkling look that it gets

Thanks Cyndi,

I used smears of medium texture gel to get the gritty texture. Ceruleum acrylics and inks (with a touch of ultramarine) are then used to paint over the overall sea, darker at the edges. Once dry I dry-brushed white acrylic over the textured aread to highlight the grit particles and give the shimmer effect

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Re: Setting out- mixed media harbour scene

That's a great technique! I was wondering if you had used the gel medium that has the little glass beads in it. The inks seem to have added a lot of depth to your acrylics...masterful job!
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That's a great technique! I was wondering if you had used the gel medium that has the little glass beads in it. The inks seem to have added a lot of depth to your acrylics...masterful job!

Hi Cyndi

I've used that medium in other paintings (see previous 'Night on the Tiles' where I used it on the moon), but while it gives an interesting texture I've not been able to get the glass of the bead to add sparkle- they usually end up being covered in opaque paint!

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Re: Setting out- mixed media harbour scene

Yeah, I've wondered about that. It almost seems it would work better to add the glass after laying down the last layer of paint. I've done that before with glass frit. The only problem is that the surface then becomes dangerous
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Re: Setting out- mixed media harbour scene

Ryan- This is such a happy whimsical piece. I love the water. Thanks for explaining some of your technique.

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