Resin painting #107

I’m going to cut to the chase on this one.  This is one of the ugliest paintings I have created in awhile. My goal was to add some Pearl Ex metallic colors in an additional layer on painting #93 to give it some more depth.

What happened is that the colors came in too dark and look horrible with the painting.

Here’s how it started:

pink magenta gold white resin painting

I only mixed four ounces of resin for the next pour.  I didn’t want to put on much resin as I was trying to keep the colors from moving much.

Once resin was mixed, I applied it to the painting — just enough to cover it without fish eyes.  It was quite a thin layer.  Next, I colored two-thirds an ounce each with Pearl Ex shimmer violet and Pearl Ex Dark Brown.  I wanted something to contrast the pink and magenta, but compliment the gold/bronze already in the painting.  I also added a tiny drop of dimethicone to each color.


resin painting 107

Sorry if I just made you feel like you are going to throw up.  LOL

Here’s what I don’t like and wish I had done differently.

  1. 1.  No dimethicone in Pearl Ex colors.  I don’t like that look.
  2. 2.  I should have gone with lighter Pearl Ex colors.  I couldn’t believe how dark they showed up with this painting.  Up close, they are quite pretty and shimmering, but from a couple of feet away, they look so dark.
  3. 3.  I think letting the clear resin cure a little while longer before adding the colors would have kept everything contained better.  I don’t like how the Pearl Ex colors obscure the painting underneath with what really wasn’t much resin.

What has been one of your resin painting fails recently?


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Laurie Strysko

I say you call it “Fallen Angel” and sell it for a high price! 😀

Georgena Allen

I am sorry you feel this is ugly. I actually think it’s beautiful. I really like it. It really speaks to me. I love the colors and the storminess of colors are gorgeous. I guess beauty really is in the eyes of the beholder.
I’m glad you shared it thank you. Please don’t destroy it.


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