Dimensions: 10 x 10 in.
Materials: Acrylic paint, media, and varnish on canvas.
Below, you see some of the lower layers of the painting. Ultra White and Titan Buff in a composed arrangement, bleeding together and/or separating while wet, create a rich and varied background. Below that layer, a thick series of washes makes a nearly solid dark purple background. Putting light colors on top of that will let the colors of our top layers shine.
Below, you see our shiny new palette knife coated with silver paint and ready for action. We applied a mix of Payne’s Grey and Silver. We dipped our knife in each color separately, blending them on the canvas. Next, we crumpled up a plastic bag and ‘smooshed’ it onto the surface. Lifting it up created the interesting raised texture. You might see interior decorators do ‘faux finishes’ with similar tools, like a sponge or rag.
As a final step, we went along the outline with Payne’s Grey, pulling out the excess paint into the dried silver area to create something like a glow. After two coats of varnish, it truly does seem to glow in natural light.