The color wheel inspired this week’s resin painting.
Seriously. In packing resin supplies for my resin class last weekend, I found my favorite color wheel which had been missing for months.
I love how I can turn the wheel and it give me ideas of complimentary colors along with tints, tones and shades. For this painting, the red-violet and yellow-green combination is what I wanted to go for.
Painting #74 was the lucky do-over this week. Since I knew I had to cover the painting and the blank spots, I taped it off and mixed more resin than I normally would. I mixed eight ounces and split it amongst five cups. Two cups were colored with Resin Obsession limited edition orchid color, with one cup getting a little black to darken it up. Resin Obsession opaque white colored the third cup plus 1/2 teaspoon of acetone. The fourth cup unfortunately went not as planned. I added way too much Resin Obsession opaque green and couldn’t bring it back to the chartreuse I wanted by adding yellow. Thank goodness this painting was just for me so I went with it. Krylon metallic silver spray paint colored the last cup of resin.
I poured the two shades of purple and the green resin on the tile to completely cover it. It’s okay, you can go ahead and say it. “Boy, that green is bright.”
Next, I added the white resin, followed by the silver resin. I used a heat gun to pop bubbles and push the resin around on the tile.
So pretend like I do that the green is really chartreuse, which helps me like this painting better. Despite putting a lot of heat to this painting, I didn’t get many cells either.
I also had a first time experience with this painting. I put the heat gun at a 90 degree angle close to the surface to completely push the resin away and create a ‘blank spot’. After doing that a few times, the old resin on the lower right quarter of the painting separated from the tile underneath. It popped up like a bubble. I was able to push it back down, but it kept raising up. I decided to leave it and it ended up curing flat. Crazy!
In case you were wondering, I photograph my resin art paintings outside on a white posterboard background and sometimes I have a little help.
Who is your help in the resin studio?
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