I experimented awhile back with Liquitex Glass Bead gel, which is one of the first acrylic mediums I bought months ago. I think I fussed too much with it, and wasn’t happy with the result. The painting needed a remake rescue.
Enter Golden Fine Pumice Gel, which is my favorite of all of the acrylic mediums I’ve tried so far. If you look closely, you can still see some of the tiny glass beads from the bead gel underpainting scattered around, giving texture to the finished piece. I couldn’t resist adding Golden fluid acrylic paint in Iridescent Copper light fine. I just love a bit of metallic paint here and there, love the depth and pop those paints create. And I love all of the lines I see from using my palette knife in the wet Fine Pumice Gel. This is such a wonderful medium, I am in total love with it. I hope you will be too, because I bought a 32 oz. jar, and plan to make good use of it!
I still see fine tuning to be done, and perhaps too much of the underpainting shining through here and there, but considering where this painting started out, I am happy with the progress so far. Plus, it gave me a chance to use my favorite Golden Quinacridone Crimson and Quinacridone Violet Fluid Acrylic paints! Such depth, especially with a bit of that Iridescent Copper light mixed in. Dreamy and creamy!
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Yes, I am having a love affair with acrylic paints and mediums. Hub is aware of my two-timingness, as I did a sanity check with him before ordering a 32 ounce tub of the Fine Pumice gel! I had completed yesterday’s painting, and then had a nice little makeover with this one, and decided to go a little hog wild! Looking forward to more mad scientist experiments with Fine Pumice + loads of other textures, media and everything but the kitchen sink! Peace, and have a great week.