Incorporating the new techniques

Desert Twilight
One of the big changes is that I am using more panels instead of canvases.  I love the way you can build up paint and mediums on the panels.  We experimented with all the "bords" but I have been using Gessobord the most.  Claybord is great and I did one 12 by 24" on that type... Grotto was started in the class and finally finished up in my studio.  Another technique that is showing up on building the background is the alcohol drops ...and using alcohol to rub off part of the dry acrylic to help create contrast. I am also working on smaller pieces and have several going at a time. Here are some closeups  of the textures....I am loving the textures!!


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