Golden Fine Pumice Gel and Fluid Acrylic Paint (Acrylic August, 2/31)

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.

68 thoughts on “Golden Fine Pumice Gel and Fluid Acrylic Paint (Acrylic August, 2/31)

  1. Oh loo!!!!! Another one for the gallery show. I am madly in love with this one! The colors the texture. Sooooo delightful. You are so good with these materials This one sings Love it!

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  2. Hahhaha. I have not read the post yet, but right off the bat when I was scrolling my reader, I saw some sort of ancient clay tablet and went it a second look and it was your art!!!! Okay, gotta go read post now.

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      1. Lol! Love that term play goop! It is 5×7″ on a Blick canvas panel. Forgot to mention that in the post! Gosh, Dawn, I think that liter should last a very long time. Golden sent me a sample size which lasted for several paintings and this is like 32 or more times that. They have bigger tubs of it though lol! It really is wonderful. They told me yesterday it even works with oil paints. I was asking what mediums can go on top of it and didn’t dream they’d suggest oil. Do you ever use acrylic mediums with oils? Have you ever heard of this? This one is absorbent and even takes watercolor paint. But I know that every acrylic medium won’t do that.

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        1. That is gonna be a lot of good playing.

          I am giggling about using other mediums with oils because I was just telling Margaret that my taste buds got super sensitive to sour and bitter so I quit using turpenoid even to wash brushes and I rarely rarely use linseed oil. I like gesso! But that is the extent of my medium experience.

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    1. Teri, I can think of so many worse things to be hooked on lol. I used to feel bad about spending so much on art supplies but it’s my only vice as my body won’t tolerate things like sugar, milk and wheat lol! 💜 I’m really glad you’re getting a kick out of my experiments! I’m just loving this stuff. Can’t wait for my order to arrive.

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  3. This piece makes me want to go online to Blick and order every material you mentioned. I think you’re really on to something here. I agree with Kerfe, has the look of something ancient and mysterious. Bravo. N.

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    1. Nina, thank you! You just made my day, I’m so glad you like this! Seriously, this pumice gel is very cool. I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s not too thick like many of the other products, not too thin either as it holds the lines well, and with that very fine pumice in there, it’s perfect. Absorbs watercolor, acrylic, you can draw on it too because of the tooth. There’s no end to what you can do, which is why I got a very big container. The color is not white, so you should know that going in. You can tint it with any medium you like or paint over it which is what I do. It comes out a light tannish color and dries a bit darker. Some consider that a downside, so wanted to let you know. You can find YouTubes demonstrating it too, so you know what you’re getting. With Blick you can always return it, even opened, which is why I love them. I hardly ever get a comment from both of you on my work, so I am smiling big now!

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    1. Deborah, you made me laugh out loud with this one! Sunrise, sunset……and Star Trek. LOL sorry I can’t stop.

      Thank you, I’m really glad you like this. This will be posted in my Etsy shop, if I ever get it open! It may be hard to let it go, though, as today’s and yesterday’s I do really like, and I don’t say that often about my own stuff. Thanks Deborah for the boost and the laugh. 💜

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  4. LAURA! this is one to have made into PRINTS!!! try not to sell the original!! I love this. this is really great. it would be a shame to just sell the original for a wee amount on etsy shop, then not get it made into mugs, towels, duvets, clocks, iphone covers, bags, totes, prints, calendars, cards. THIS is a great signature piece. don’t let it go, for a song!
    the tonal variations are superb. colors are united & harmonize lovely. textural qualities are glorious. the edges of the paper are subdued and help lead the eye in. WELL Done! ((LL))9 a smiling 3d

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    1. Thank you, Debi! So much. I appreciate you saying this. There are a few that I would like to have professionally scanned before selling the original, and this is one, I think. I also like yesterday’s which was v similar in terms of painting over an existing painting fail and also using the fine pumice gel. But, not as much white space, or light areas. And as you have taught me, those light and white areas really do help paintings a lot. Thank you, my friend. 💜

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  5. You excel in acrylics and with these abstracts, and especially these last two I can actually say that they (you, actually!) are “maturing” or stepping into an advanced realm…..I think that I am searching for another expression but it is not coming to me.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret; I appreciate that. Honestly, I think getting the depth from multiple layers really helps. Covering a painting fail gives me a big head start. And the pumice gel….trying other things while I wait to get my order in, and nothing else gives me what I’m looking for. I may have tried something today that is the closest I can come, so we’ll see. Looking forward to getting my pumice on again. I’m really glad you like this. You are always so encouraging and kind. I hope all is well on your end. 💜

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  6. I would give this one 10 likes if I could!!! 10 loves!!! ❤️ This is sososososo beautiful, Laura! I´m in love with the texture, the colours, the little bit of gold – it´s totally great!!! Guess you found your medium, Lady! 😉 Maybe it´s the fun you had creating it that shines through! This is really wonderful! 💕

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann! I think covering the old painting up really gave it the depth that I miss many times because I don’t take the time or completely understand how to get it on purpose. I’m learning tho. Glad you like and yes, this acrylic paint and the texture products are my medium, at least in painting, I do believe. I know WC is not lol!

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      1. I know what you mean with depth… Maybe because we started with watercolour we are not used to use a lot of paint on each other. Starting acrylics yesterday once again I too found out that you get depth with acrylics by putting them all on top of each other, even light on dark. Quite different then watercolour… 😉 So glad you enjoy those colours and textures so much, because you do such a wonderful job with them! An Etsy store is a great idea! Let us know when it´s online! I hope you´ll ship overseas… 😳💕

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        1. Ann, you’re so sweet! And you are so right about the layers. I like to do just one with wc when I can get away with it, so this is still new to me, but I really just keep layering until I’m happy…..sometimes that means many many layers lol but I love that it’s never over with acrylics.

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