for a little while now I’ve had these underwater images in my brain and have wanted to play with this same technique but using translucent impasto medium instead of gesso…. the challenge was that I was unsure on drying how opaque it would remain so the question was whether I added not enough or too much white to the mix…. the medium was delightful to work with, slower drying and with an excellent viscosity -I loved the way my knife glided across the canvas.
Relaxed – 18 x 30 Mixed Media on Canvas by Jennie Rosenbaum I’m using a new impasto surface instead of gesso and it’s really making a difference, sharper lines and I think it has a greater permanence as well…. I am going to be trying an acrylic impasto medium as well to play with translucency and so on. I’m really enjoying having the time and reason to dedicate to these white pieces…. This piece is a little different to my other white pieces but I think I am starting to get a feel for gravity, and for the new knife I am using after my old favorite met an unfortunate and untimely death..