Using the paintings you made in Exercise 4.1, look at the scene you painted and add thicker paint to these thinly painted works. Leave areas of the thinly painted work visible. What effects have you created by applying areas of thicker paint?
For this exercise I thought about adding impasto oil paint to add texture and raise areas above the surface. However, I decided to experiment with different media – relief paste and nail varnish. I did also use touches of thicker/thinned oil paint (is there such a thing?)
Adding gold, blue and green relief paste and brown, yellow and red nail varnish picked up the image on a plate to become a more sizzling version of one of my domestic interiors – particularly the ‘golden road’ in the picture on the wall.
OK, photographed on a slightly different background, but nonetheless the addition of relief paste and nail varnish has definitely lifted the colours.
Judicious use of relief paste and nail varnish has brought this image to life – the gold relief paste has a lot to do with this I think.
Lift off! or rather ‘sail off’ with confidence – brighter, picked out colours again using oil paint, relief paste and coloured nail varnish.
Feeling a wee bit queasy – well look at the horizon and not the clock! I rather like this angle and the beauty of painting on the clock is that the image can be viewed in a number of ways.
Restrained addition of thicker media on top of thinly applied oil paint. Again telling a story, but now with some striking highlights.
Stuart Brownlee – 512319
20 April 2017