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NO PARKING!!

by Cheryl Poulin
(Dunrobin (Ottawa) Canada)


Here's an acrylic mixed media painting I created a few years ago. It's 8 x 20 and displayed in a float frame. It is SOLD.

The painting is made up of papers, paint skins, acrylics, water soluble graphite, window screen remnants, thread and an image transfer of a sign that says "Don't even think of parking here!"

I played with rubber brayers and I scratched into the wet paints for making textural marks.

First I start out without a plan and I just choose colors randomly allowing myself to follow my intuition... if I'm relaxing and having fun, I'm on to something. From time to time I'll step back and turn the canvas every which way until I get a "hit" or an "impression". In this case I was beginning to feel the energy of a downtown scene where everything is congested and busy and everyone is going around in seemingly endless circles looking for parking space.

There I began to enhance that feeling by adding little bits of this and that to pull it all together.

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Mar 12, 2015
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Acrylic Paint Skins
by: Cheryl

Judy, when I'm done painting for the day, often times I have puddles of acrylics left on my wax palette. I will often leave these to dry overnight.

This creates a paint skin that you can adhere to your paintings. The acrylics peel off easily. If you're not going to use them right away, just leave them on the wax palette sheet and put them aside for later use.

I also create skins from other mediums like fibre paste, soft gels, heavy gels, clear granular gel...

My canvas artwork is for sale and for that reason I use only artist grade paints. Mostly I work with Golden Artist Colors.

I hope this helps. :o)

Mar 12, 2015
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Acrylic skins
by: Judy Ghander

I love how you mix your paintings with various media. It really makes them so interesting. Can you elaborate on your technique for adding "acrylic skins" to a painting?

Mar 07, 2015
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Mixed Media
by: Cheryl

I really DO love to mix my media!

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