The hardest thing about this week’s painting was getting it photographed. I suppose that’s a good problem to have.
I mixed six ounces of resin to recoat painting #103. After pulling out 2/3 of an ounce of resin (times three) into three small mixing cups, I colored what was left with Resin Obsession opaque black pigment. I colored the three small cups of resin as follows: Resin Obsession opaque white, a combination of Resin Obsession opaque orange and opaque red and Krylon metallic copper paint. To the orange/red combo, I added a drop of dimethicone.
Next, I covered the entire tile with the black resin, then added the white and orange. I tried to overlap the two to make the lacing more prominent. Once I had the white and orange the way I liked them, I added in the copper. I used a heat gun to push the resin around.
I took about 12 different tries, but this was the best I could do to get the painting photographed. The white flare in the middle is the flash from my camera. I tried photographing outside (without a flash) like I usually do, but the reflection of me and my camera was even worse.
Back to the painting….
I like it, although I’m surprised just how little white and orange resin ended up in the final resin painting and wish I had mixed more. I did not anticipate how much both colors would sink into the black. It shouldn’t have been surprising about the Resin Obsession white as it is one of our heaviest colors, but the orange/red color disappearing was unanticipated.
Just like my lookalike granite countertops painting last week, I focused on making a countertop pattern with the resin. That gave me a better target and let me make another painting that I like.
What do you focus on when resin painting?
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