The Lure of Patina


embossed gesso texture, metallic mix of acrylics on w/c paper, 10 X 10″

This is a demo from the Pleasanton Art League workshop (two weekends ago now!) where we experimented with different acrylic textures and fluid acrylics mixed with metallics like Golden’s Micaceous Iron Oxide and Iridescent Bright Gold to get that aged metallic or patina look. The problem is that one can never really capture the sparkle in a photograph, so you’ll just have to imagine it! And I’m not sure yet whether I’m done with this one.  The multiply layers of glaze just seem to improve it, and I might even add some collage.

I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend with this fun group in their lovely Firehouse Art Center, where I taught a sketching workshop about four years ago.


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