Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mixing Colours - Works on Board


(c) 2012, Naomi Nicholls
Acrylic and graphite on board

Check out these new works on plywood board, a fantastic substrate to work on.  I found a supplier of them and I am slowly whittling down their supply.  It is raw 3-ply on a braced frame, somewhat like the stretchers of a canvas.  This return to a more traditional substrate hails a return to artist quality acrylics, which means, I can mix colours once more.  When working on walls with house paint, I had to make colour decisions at the hardware store - because of the high content of filler and low pigment in house paint, they don't mix well and end up muddy horrible colours.  Artist acrylics have a high amount of pigment in them, which means they mix like a dream.  Now I make colour decisions sitting in front of my easel. 

 The works feature abstract architectural space and painterly, flat fields of colour in contrast.





 (c) 2012, Naomi Nicholls
Acrylic and graphite on board


 
 (c) 2012, Naomi Nicholls
Acrylic and graphite on board


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