Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Workshop with Golden Open Acrylics

Ok well, I made the plunge---to try Golden Open acrylics. I loved this workshop with local artist Diane Fraser. She is such a great teacher and gave us lots of information (aha moments!) and introduced us to these great acrylics. They are more transparent than the regular acrylics so you use them along with the regular acrylics but the glazing and workable effect is amazing. AND they stay on your pallet and wet for an hour or even longer. She is an oil painter and she said this is a great invention by Golden. I loved them and had to get all the colors but I will use them for my faces since it stays workable and blend-able longer. So basically you under-paint with regular acrylics then glaze (and glaze and glaze, if desired!)) with the opens. I love em!

7 comments:

Brenda said...

Love the pears. The paints sound fantastic - how wonderful you are located where you can travel to art classes. What a blessing this must be.

Caryn Lynn said...

It is so great to get some feedback about these paints. I bet they will work great for creating faces. I would love to hear abuot some more feedback after you try it. I have used shiva oil sticks for faces and find they smudge if you are not careful(my side of my hand kept brushing up against the paint when I was trying to do small detail work.)

lori vliegen said...

isn't it amazing how finding a new medium can make your art world so much happier?! your pears look good enough to eat...really beautiful and juicy!! great job! :)

macaulay said...

Love 'em!

Sue K said...

Love your pears!! Great job on them. I went to the website to look at her work and WOW!! She is quite the artist! Her paintings look like they might be photos...what realism!!!!! When I grow up, I want to be able to paint just like her...lol!!!!

Fannie said...

beautiful painting, martha! thanks for sharing.

Tess said...

Love the painting Martha. ANd the table in the painting looks so time worn, like it's right out of a country kitchen. Wonderful!

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