Look over my shoulder in “real time” as I paint an abstract following the instructions for this month’s painting project. Inspired by thin tree trunks, I think of this as an “arboreal abstract” or colourful barcode, though a friend has suggested it might be book spines on a shelf.
I start with ink, then use acrylics, mostly transparent colours, with masking tape to block off areas. Last layers have titanium white and iridescent pearl. (Apologies for the bit of camera strap in the shot top right!)
If you don’t see the video, you’ll find on my Vimeo channel here.
Payne’s Grey (Daler Rowney FW acrylic ink, buy online)
Transluscent/Transparent Orange (PO71, Schmincke, buy online)
Phthalo Turquoise (PB16, Schmincke, buy online)
Primary Yellow (PY / PY73 /PW6, Golden, buy online)
Iridescent Pearl Fine (Golden, buy online)
Titanium White (Golden, buy online)
Atrament Black (PBk31, Schmincke, buy online)
Iridescent Gold (Liquitex acrylic ink, buy online)