I used this painting to do a short demo of the acrylic paint that Deco Art sent me. I don’t use acrylic paints in tubes very often so this was a little out of my comfort zone. I really do love my acrylic inks but sometime I wonder if they are a bit of a crutch. So maybe this was a nice little push for me to experiment. I did end up reverting back to my inks but I AM a mixed media artist so playing with a variety of mediums within one piece is not unusual. In fact, I ended up adding some encaustics to the final piece (not shown in video) because I felt the painting just need something more. All in all though, I am happy with the results.
So Deco Art sent me my primary colours, Red, blue and yellow, and a tube of black and white. They also sent my an extender, a matt medium and some varnish.
I have to say, I thought the coverage was pretty good. It is really hard to get a yellow to have much coverage at all but this one was not bad, and I loved the actual hue. This goes for the red they sent me too, that was a beautiful colour. Absolutely gorgous red orange.
I also like the way they dried, nice and matt, not shiny.
The acrylic medium was great, as good as liquidtex or Golden, which is what i usually use.
The extender …. nope… I just don’t like extenders I think. I am too impatient. I want stuff to dry faster, not slower. It isn’t anything against this brand, I just don’t think extenders are for me.
The only thing I would say that I didn’t like was the tubes of paint are difficult to open and the paint kind of squirted open when you did finally manage to open them. My daughter, Scarlett, had the same problem when she tried them. I often squeeze my paint into jars because I really hate tubes so this remedy this but we did end up wasting paint.
NOOOOO! I HATE WASTING PAINT! HA HA!
This was a nice little push for me to experiment with traditional acrylic paint but I did end up reverting back to my inks half way through. I AM a mixed media artist so playing with a variety of mediums within one piece is not unusual for me, in fact, I ended up adding some encaustics to the final piece (not shown in video) because I felt the painting just need something more. All in all I am happy with how this piece turned out.
AND that is my little review.
Thank you Deco Art!
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Early Bird Prices are still available for both online classes I am participating in next year.
Here is some more info so you don’t miss out not these amazing year long classes!
This course is now open for registration !
If you register by November 31st, you will get a discount on the price!
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As you know, LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock. It is for anyone that wants to practice creating portraits and figurative art, but is especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life. Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our portrait and figurative artwork. You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again. In 2020, we will be studying style development and the course will equally focus on portraits AND figures! I personally will be teaching a figurative piece which is something I don’t do as frequently as portraits so it will be a learning experience for me too! I will be doing a main lesson and a min lesson. It’s going to be awesome!
Click HERE to find out more about LET’S FACE IT – 2020.
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JUST A REMINDER FOR PYHAS 2020
Registration is now open for PYHAS 2020. I will be doing something very different in this lesson, using another artist’s work to springboard an original artwork in my own style.
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