I wish I had an amazing story for this week’s painting, but it’s really pretty straightforward. I knew I wanted to use black, then flipped a coin to decide on the center color, which ended up being the Resin Obsession orchid.
The painting base is a new 12 inch square white ceramic tile. I mixed seven ounces and split it amongst four cups. The first cup got about half the resin and was colored with Resin Obsession opaque black. The next cup got about 1 1/2 ounces and was colored orchid. The last two cups were filled with 3/4 and ounce of resin. One was colored with Resin Obsession opaque white and one drop of dimethicone and the other with Krylon silver metallic spray paint.
I poured the resin on the tile was immediately surprised with how much lighter the orchid resin looks with the white tile behind it. If I were to do this on a canvas or artboard, I would definitely paint the surface a similar color before pouring the resin.
I added the white resin on top, then finished with the silver resin. I used a heat gun to push the resin around and accentuate cell formation.
I like this painting better than I thought I would. In fact, when I first left it, I didn’t care for it, but felt much better about it when I came back the next day.
Does anyone else get on top of their paintings to enjoy them?
There are so many fine details in this painting that I can’t enjoy when I’m only a few inches away.
Do you like viewing your resin paintings closeup?
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