|12 x 8" acrylic on metal|
This painting is an experiment on a metal surface. I've been reading some technical stuff about painting on copper which I'm anxious to try, but I couldn't find any copper sheets locally (and it's a bit pricey) so thought I'd just play with aluminum. A prep of sanding, cleaning and mounting on foamcore and I loved the non-sticky smoothness of the paint application. Acrylic paint dries so darn fast, esp. in the summer that it tends to drag against even the smooth gessoed panels. The metal ground had a great feel to it, easier to get those lovely soft cloud edges along with the sharp ones more characteristic of acrylic paint.