Sunday, February 1, 2009

An Entire Day with the Golden Artist ..... part 2

Micaceous Iron Oxide (Stainless Steel) is "a deep dark black gritty paint with metallic flecks." First we mixed it (in it's fluid consistency) with some fluid acrylics to discover how it radically changes the colours. Then Andrea gave us each a board (5" x 7") with the same paint (but in Heavy Body consistency) used as a ground, applied in a thick layer and dried. It's a very gritty feel, like sandpaper. She then provided us with pastels to try out on this. Here's my results:

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