Friday, December 26, 2014

Playing with Acrylic Mediums + Abstract Angel Website Update...



This week has been more devoted to family and friends than to painting, but I am in the process of doing a little test.  Usually I like to shade wet into wet or glaze just with some water, but Alex is always going on about glazing with mediums.  I decided to buy a few mediums to test them out, however I didn't want to do so directly on my Athena painting as I'm not sure which will work best, so I've done some test patches.  The top one is Golden Matte Medium, the second one is Golden Polymer Medium (Gloss) and the bottom one is Golden Glazing Liquid (Gloss).  At this point I'm leaning towards the Golden Glazing Liquid (Gloss), the top one seems too brushy to me and the second one a bit too glossy; however, I looked at one of my shelves of art supplies, I noticed I have a couple more mediums to test, I'll let you know which one I feel works the best after I've tested them and asked Alex's opinion...  


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"Claudia" Original Painting NFS
Open Edition 5"x7" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

"Claudia" is an abstract angel fairy who is part of a series inspired by Ted DeGrazia.  She is composed mainly of soft blues and purples.  The original is not for sale, but I do have her available as prints and ACEOs!

Every week on Tuesday, I try to list a small original, some giclee art prints, and giclee LE ACEO prints at promotional prices. Visit here to see what I have available this week!

13 comments:

peggy gatto said...

This is lovely!

Christine said...

Lovely painting. Good luck finding the best medium too.

minnemie said...

Beautiful colors!

Lorraine Renaud said...

yes i agree with your choice of Acrylic medium...whatever you work with will always turn on wonderfully that's a given...nice that Alex can give you his type of advice...I'll check out the Abstract Angel Website

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful painting. Valerie

loveofcollage said...

happy christmas..we all need angels

Margie said...

Love your angel, Lisa.

Kae said...

Beautiful painting. The other colors you've chosen and their layers are etherial and find them very peaceful. I think testing out the new materials first is a wise decision. It's hard to wait sometimes though, isn't it?

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Claudia is off to a beautiful start!
And isn't it fun exploring new materials? EnJOY the discoveries!

Giggles said...

Wonderful wip....May your New Year be abundant in good health, wealth and joy!

Hugs Giggles

The Artful Diva said...

Happy New Year! I hope yours is filled with wonder, excitement, creativity and LOVE!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much! It's definitely fun playing with new materials...

Magic Love Crow said...

Have fun experimenting ;o) Your abstract angel is gorgeous Lisa! I have never seen you do one without a face! She is really pretty! Hope you had a great Christmas ;o) Hugs ;o)