Juvenile Black Redstart
I have always used waterpaint to render my biological illustrations, so this particular piece is a rather big change. After being inspired by some artists I follow on Instagram, I decided to give acrylic washes a go instead.
The piece is only 5×7 inches in size, and I’m forcing myself to finish it before starting any others. I think my next piece in this medium might be larger, but I’m also hoping to finish it with less layers.
Abstract art with resin
Lamice recently suggested for us to try abstract art with resin! I’ve never actually tried abstract art or worked with resin before, so I was very keen on experimenting with the two. It’s even more exciting that it is the first time Lamice and I are working collaboratively on one artwork! Below is a closeup of said piece…
It’s looking kinda random at the moment (it is our first time!), but the beauty about resin is that we will be able to add layers upon layers of mixed media that we would like to experiment with. Currently we have used a mixture of acrylics with powdered pigment and are looking forward to adding coloured nail polish next!
We started off with painting down acrylics on canvas with a brush, followed by a layer of resin mixed with sprinkled powdered pigment. We’d like to try mixing in the pigments with the resin next time for a more solid effect. The liquid white areas consisted of watered down white acrylic paint dripped on top of the resin. We felt we didn’t quite reach what we wanted to achieve, but hey, it was super fun to have experimented with mixed media, plus we still have a few future layers to play with 😉