Thursday, 2 August 2012

A rethink…

I've been getting into skies recently… especially stormy skies. The acrylic inks, which I'm using at the moment, dry incredibly quickly – I doubt if I get more that a minute's worth of workability! This made me think "perhaps I need open (ie. very slow drying acrylics) rather than flow (ie. watery) acrylics?" Both kinds of paints have their advantages and disadvantages, so I might acquire a combo of these two types. Whatever the solution is, it's damn hard to get the effect I'm after, but there's ways and means around this… and the results have been none too bad.

Heathland storm


  1. You've probabaly thought of this already, but have you tried something like Liquitex slow dry blending medium? I use acrylic inks and paints in my work and imagine mediums made for acrylic paint would work for ink too :) Just a thought anyway :)

    1. Cheers Chloe. Yes, I might try the slow-drying medium option. Good thinking.

  2. i really appreciate that you talk about your process, ie here with the paints, etc. Thanks!