Sunday, 23 April 2017
Had a wee trial with Atelier Acrylics
As I mentioned on another post I had been giving the heads up about Atelier Acrylics as a substitute for oils. Sadly I've developed an allergic reaction when working with oils, even water based ones. A facebook friend Renee Fukumoto suggested these. Have to say I was a little dubious but right from the get go I was impressed with how they felt. I used a piece of mdf measuring 6" x 6" and painted straight on to it without any gesso. First day I only did the eye in the top image but was pleasantly surprised by how much they felt like oils, they have a juicy, buttery feel to them and are slower to dry than normal acrylics so it makes working wet on wet much easier and they blend beautifully. The following day the paint had dried as normal acrylics would so I used the water spray on the board, dabbed off some excess water and worked into the painting wet on wet. Really pleased with the result though in future I think it would be better to either gesso the board or gesso with clear gesso if you want the effect of the board coming through. Like oils it tends to suck in the paint. But I'm really happy and can't wait to get started proper with them and see how they go...smile!
Thanks for looking in...Elizabeth :)