Rethinking Acrylic: Radical Solutions for Exploiting the World's Most Versatile Medium
I happened to find this book by Patti Brady, at the library this week. It is interesting to notice how often the information or idea I am seeking falls into my hands at the right moment. This book is another happy example. Did I just write last week that maybe I could find something archival to build my canvas? Brady demystifies many of the dozens of acrylic mediums, additives, gessos, grounds, varnishes and, of course, paints. Guess what. Elmer's glue and dry wall compound are NOT among them! As an educator for GOLDEN Artist Colors, Inc., you would expect the author to lean on the side of buying an expensive jar of something. And she does. If I decide it is important to step up my game, I will have a better idea of how to do it.
Deja Vu - All Over Again
Look what I found! These are a couple of small paintings I did sometime before 1990. I had kind of forgotten about them, and was surprised to discover them kicking around during a recent garage cleaning. So, this grid idea is ground I've been over before! On these pieces strips of canvas and string were woven around the stretcher bars and stapled on the back. This seems like an interesting process to explore further sometime soon.