Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Blue Abstract

15x11 acrylics

I have been trying to experiment using a comb with acrylics. I had some trouble finding a comb, but I finally found one.I used watercolor paper and gave it a few washes in watercolor and then in acrylics, both undilited and diluted. This was done after spread modeling paste over the original washes. After that, I ran a comb through the washes while wet both horizontally and vertically. I then ran the comb through again after drying it a little and got the white specs. I completed the painting by adding touches of color to the spot of interest.


  1. That is YOU...A real nice technique. Yellow color add to the beauty of this painting!

    Free Hand Madhubani Painting

  2. I love this! I am reminded of colored glass bottles bobbing in the ocean. What a nice image!

  3. Wow! This is great! Glad you found that comb! Wonderful texture and a lovely study in blue! You go Girl!

  4. Thank you ladies. I enjoy these abstracts a lot. The process is the fun. Also seing that everyone sees something different. Silvia