I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but this isn’t exactly the picture I had in my head about how this painting would turn out. I think that’s one of our problems as artists in why we can’t (or at least I can’t) appreciate our own work sometimes. More on this in a minute.
I mixed 7 ounces of resin. One ounce I colored with Resin Obsession opaque teal plus a large drop of dimethicone, and one ounce I colored with a teaspoon of Krylon metallic silver foil paint. I split the remaining resin between two cups and colored them with Resin Obsession opaque black and opaque white.
After putting white resin on one half of a 12 inch square white ceramic tile, I covered the other half with black resin.
I applied silver resin at the junction between the white and black resin.
As the silver resin moved over the white, I applied teal resin on the other side covering the black. Using a heat gun, I pushed the resin around to produce more cells. The silver resin moved faster than the teal resin. While I used the heat gun to push the teal resin towards the edge, I used it the exact opposite way with the silver resin. I had to push it back towards the center to keep the painting looking even.
I think I got a nice turquoise black silver white resin painting. I had hoped the teal and silver resin would be thin ribbons going from one side to the other. That didn’t happen, but I ended up liking this painting. It looks like an angry ocean.
I love the cells in this painting — both in the white and the turquoise.
I like how some of the pigment from the silver foil paint floats to the top. I wish I could get that to happen with the other Krylon metallic paints.
What has been your experience when a painting doesn’t turn out the way you were expecting. Is it usually better or worse than you envisioned?
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