Wednesday, December 19, 2007

More on Chroma Interactives

This post continues to document and make comments on my experiments with Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylics. I was able to manipulate the paint to do this small (5" x 7") landscape today, and start on a larger painting to see how big I could go. See below.

This one in a larger canvas, 22" x 28", and the second photo is a detail. I wanted to practice larger work, in preparation for a wall mural that I'll be working on in January. I think that once I have some of the technique figured out, I'm going to really like these paints. I have to undo the habit from oils of holding a paper towel in my left hand, for wiping my brush, and replace it with a spray bottle of water. As long as you keep spraying, you can keep blending. I'll work more on the sky on this one, to see what I can learn about manipulating the paint. But I was pretty happy working with these today (now that I am figuring out about the water spray.) I still need to figure out brushes, since the bristle brushes I'm using from oil work (my old ratty ones) get thick and gunky pretty quick, and I have to work to get them clean in the water.

More as I learn it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there!

Great paintings! If you have any questions about Interactive, feel free to email me at I've used then for murals myself, so drop me a line as you get closer and I can give you some tips.

Happy holidays and happy painting!
Jennifer VonStein
Resident Artist
Chroma, USA

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