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Dark Canvas Materials

Here is the link to today’s 366 Days of Art piece.  

 As you can see, I also did a journal page. I made it out of the leftover paint that accumulated on my paint tool.  

 Very sofisticated. It’s an old points card but it works great to spread paint across the canvas or page. Problem is, you can end up with a lot of paint loaded on it. Instead of wasting though, it I’ll use the paint as background on journal pages.  

 So I started yesterday and the page was very dark.  

 Pretty, but not what I had in mind for the end product. To get closer to what I was thinking, I started adding layers of colour today.  

 Like, all the colours. I struggled for a long time on the focal image. I almost wanted to leave it here. The layers just looked so cool. I ended up added the striped stem flower and loved it.  

 The journal page made a cool universe but also needed flowers. They’re much simpler than the canvas though c 

 By the way, the background for the journal page? Turned out super pretty.  

 Materials used:

  • 16″ X 20″ canvas
  • Golden gesso
  • Golden acrylic paints: light green, cadmium yellow light, manganese blue, cadmium red light, carbon black
  • Golden fluid acrylic teal
  • Pebeo studio acrylic vivid pink
  • Holbein acrylic colours Prussian blue
  • Grumbacher academy dioxazine purple
  • Liquitex basics quinacridone magenta
  • Liquitex professional heavy body acrylic: phthalocyanine blue, cadmium orange


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