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New Painting Using Paint Skins

April 8, 2009


“Ritual 41″ – Acrylic on cradled panel
8 x 8 x 2”

You might remember that this is the painting I began by experimenting with translucent paint skins. If so, here is how it looked the last time you saw it. Number one, I didn’t like the smudges I had added, so I scrubbed those off in the sink. Very difficult once the thin layer of black paint had dried, but I managed it. Then secondly, I wanted more depth and texture, so I just kept building layers of the remaining scraps of paint skins, resulting in the final painting.

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  1. April 8, 2009 2:49 pm

    Very enlightening Martha – I had no idea! I find all this fascinating, thnaks for the link and the explanation.
    waste not want not – my policy too.

    • April 8, 2009 7:00 pm

      I can’t help it Annette. It’s definitely a part of my personality to see how I can recycle things. Glad you liked the little demo.

  2. Sandra permalink
    April 8, 2009 6:18 pm

    Beautiful colour and texture, this is another I have added to my “picture gallery”. Here in NZ it is nearly Easter so I’d like to wish you and your family a very happy and creative Easter break. I’ll check in from home to see if any of your posts arrive before I come back to work.

  3. April 9, 2009 7:24 am

    You have inspired me: I am going to try those paint skins. Maybe that will break me out of my funk. I love this painting: the colors, the spontaneous marks.

  4. April 9, 2009 8:09 am

    Thank you Mary! You go! I hope you’ll blog about your experiment.

  5. April 9, 2009 8:47 am

    Oooh, I like how this turned out! I have everything I need to do the paint skins and it’s “on the list”…seeing this might just push me to get it done now. Fun stuff! Thanks for sharing, love to read all your updates and see your beautiful images.

  6. April 9, 2009 9:08 am

    Go for it, Lynne! I’d be so very interested to see what y’all do if you try this.

    Glad you are enjoying these explorations!

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