Gold Mountains

Gold Mountains

Mixed media, 5″x7″

I wanted to experiment more with my Golden fiber paste, so this time I mixed it with gold acrylic paint (also from Golden) on a palette before applying it in two smooth coats on a canvas with a palette knife. I then painted on top of it with Blockx cerulean grey watercolor.

The fiber paste by itself produces a water absorbant ground that can have watercolor used on it to some extent, but the acrylic paint mixed in with seems to have reduced the absorbency to be very low and the watercolor mostly stayed on top. The gold areas aren’t quite as iridescent as they would be if it has just been the gold acrylic alone, but as the light shifts it still produces a golden sheen.

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