If you're just now joining me, I am participating in the 365 Somethings 2018 Project hosted by Tammy Garcia and Hannah Andersson. To meet this challenge over the year, I am making a series of seven tags per week based on the Art Fix class project of the week I teach at the studio. I am sharing the series, with hundreds of other makers and artists, on Instagram #365somethings2018. If you want to be inspired, check out that hashtag—and it's not too late to join in, too!
This Week: Acrylic Glazing
Above you see tags #22-28/365 (top three pics) which feature acrylic glazed boxes inspired by this week's Art Fix project. The two bottom pics show my project piece, where we glazed block compositions on wood artist panels. Next week we will add more layers and media to complete the project.
Combining paint and glazing medium, acrylic glazing is such a wonderful technique to add depth and color and shine to painting with acrylics. I was first introduced to glazing by abstract artist Alice Orth, who adds layers and layers of color to huge acrylic paintings that have rich, mesmerizing depth.
I just played with glazed color on these tags, essentially layering in one colors over the whole tag, then created boxes with Stabillo All water-soluble pencils, and kept glazing in different colors within the boxes. I finished each tag with a layer of gesso in the outer areas and gave the edges a quick finish with ink.
I love how different the boxed colors become from the original color we see in the other area frames. I came to really understand the power of multiple, very transparent layers with acrylic glazing. Yay!
Last Week: Tea Bag Art
I shared last week's #15-21/365 tag series on Instagram last week, but failed to upload them here on the blog. So here are last week's tags based on last week's Art Fix project, which was "Tea Bag Art". I experimented with guache and acrylic paint on tea bags collaged onto the tags:
I'm really loving this #365somethings2018 challenge. I hope I'm giving you some ideas and inspiration...
Until next time--