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Acrylic Golden Open: A new paint (2)

Originally posted on January, 29, 2009

"Morning on the San Juan" Golden Open acrylic on stretched canvas, 46cm x 38cm, 2009
“Morning on the San Juan” Golden Open acrylic on stretched canvas, 46cm x 38cm, 2009
"Jura Heights" Golden Open acrylic on stretched canvas, 30cm x 24cm, 2009
“Jura Heights” Golden Open acrylic on stretched canvas, 30cm x 24cm, 2009

For the first part of this article, click here.

After a few days of this I felt confident enough to try a painting on canvas. Above is my first painting : “Morning on the San Juan”.

I was somewhat surprised at how fast the paint set up (began to become tacky). This is not painting at the leisurely pace permitted by oil paints. I love it. It is direct and quick.

Yesterday, I did a second canvas: “High Village”. I may do more work on this painting. If I do, I will re-photograph it and repost it. However, I think I am okay with the very loose feel of it. My apology for the reflections due to the wet paint, I will need to re-photograph it.

TECHNICAL NOTE: The pigment used in these paintings were from a limited palette selected from the following: Quinacridone magenta, cadmium orange, cadmium red light, carbon black, Hansa yellow opaque, Jenkins green, nickel Azo yellow, Phtalo blue (green shade), titanium white, and ultramarine blue. Other colors of interest to me are titan buff, Naples yellow hue, transparent red oxyde, yellow primrose cadmium and Pyrrole red. Also used was Golden’s additive thinner.

If you are a painter who likes a challenge (we all do don’t we ?) you may well find yourself well rewarded for time spent with this paint. I think it has great potential.

It has taken me some time to realize that probably more than one-half of you reading this are professional painters. For me, a professional is someone who paints full time. Painting is his or her principal activity. I know that having a Siret and MDA number is a hot topic with much debate. I obtained my Siret number and MDA number to eliminate any concern for potential problems. This really has nothing to do with being a professional. Being a professional has to do personal integrity and hard work. Only then there is a possibility of the nebulous by-product we call art. At least that is what I’ve come to think if thinking has anything at all to do with it.

Anyhow, be that as it may, for you painters be you professionals, amateurs or whatever (these are only labels) I intend to be less theoretical in these articles. I’ll use the space more for a day to day chronicle of my activities.

Good luck and good painting,

Published in french as Acrylique Golden Open : une nouvelle peinture (2)


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