Thursday, January 23, 2020

What's in my Art Toolbox Part Two


I use the mediums shown above to mix with the good quality acrylics (this will make them last longer in addition to changing the viscosity. Don't use them with inexpensive acrylics, save it for the good stuff to stretch your dollars.)

These are my "neutral" colors. I use these as base coats as well as sandwich layers between layers. Experimenting with color and how color is placed down is one of my favorite things to do. It brings out the mad scientist in me.

I've been playing with the Utrecht brand of acrylics a lot lately. It's definitely a great quality! 

I've recommended Blick Matte acrylics for several years now but the bottles have become more difficult for many to squeeze (they changed the plastic on them.) Not to mention, I've had a lot of problems with their yellows over the years (becoming the consistency of cottage cheese no matter how I store them, it's ONLY the yellows it happens to.) I'm experimenting with different acrylics to use in my workshops. I'm not sold on being a Golden only artist... I LOVE my Holbein and Sennelier too much...

Utrecht, Sennelier, Holbein and Golden

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