Sunday, 2 October 2016

FEATURE ARTIST - THE LAKE IN THE HILLS ACEO - Mixology

LAKE IN THE HILLS ACEO 
by Sea Dean 
2.5" x 3.5" Acid Free Bristol
Watercolor and Acrylic



Now on view at Lake Country Art Gallery Shop on the feature artist wall.

I've been an avid supporter of the Art Shop since it was created over two years ago. It used to be housed in the Art House, an annex for working artists next to the gallery. A year ago many volunteers put out a huge amount of effort to renovate the back room of the gallery into a much larger shop, which is packed with the most amazing selection of local art, from jewellery to stained glass to handmade soap and of course art cards,prints and paintings.

The volunteers that work in the shop are the local artists themselves, and I am proudly one of them. That way, visitors can be assured that no matter when they visit, they can ask questions of a working artist, see their work and immerse themselves in the local art world.

Watercolors use the white of the paper to help a wash burst into color and oils use transparent oils, but with acrylics it takes more knowledge and skill to coax brilliance from the tube. Using Zinc White (mixing white) helps opaque acrylics exhibit more jewel like qualities and it's imperative to employ gel or medium to give opaques translucence and make them glow. Learning everything you can about gels, bases and mediums is a sure way to improve your acrylic painting.

This miniature painting has a watercolor base with touches of acrylic to brighten it.


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