It may be Monday, but the mad scientist lab is still open! Beakers are bubbling. This is acrylic and watercolor on 5 x 7″ Arches 300 lb. cold press.
I decided to begin with watered down Golden fluid acrylic paint (Manganese blue hue) on damp watercolor paper to make a wash. Sprayed it with water while it was wet to get some cool effects and let that layer dry. Then went in with Graham azo yellow and quin violet watercolor paint, again on damp paper. The watercolor went over the acrylic fine, and only resisted it a bit where I’d left a bit of an acrylic blob. I refined the painting with fluid acrylics straight from the bottle (hansa yellow light, bit of teal) and Graham heavy body viridian, turquoise, hooker’s green, anthraquinone blue, and Golden Open zinc white, a new fave, bit of Golden Open nickel azo yellow, and a few others, those are the main ones though. (Note: As a Blick affiliate, purchases from these links will help support my site.)
I enjoyed making this, and will be doing more of these, combining watercolor and acrylic on the same painting. I’m going to check with Golden today, but based on some information I found on their site, using watered-down acrylics as a wash on paper will work, as the substrate absorbs the wash. I just love the vibrancy of acrylics, and want to continue to enjoy them by combining them with watercolor as we celebrate World Watercolor Month in July! Have a joyfully creative week. Peace.