Monday, 4 February 2008

acrylic aceo paintings B&W

Hi again, well I have been playing with some acrylic paints and mountboard, and a set of palette knives. I was trying to produce some backgrounds for some ATC/ACEO's in the manner of Lisa Vollrath on her GMS website. She uses this sort of technique on paper in this tutorial. I decide I wanted some sturdy card backings and decided to use up some old mountboard - of course this hasn't much tooth, almost a smooth surface and the way you use the palette knife including the pressure gives some pretty startling effects. let me show you a few after I cropped them to size:-


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Interesting, non? I am going to keep a few of the more interesting ones, as aceo's in their own right.

I have done several of these now in various colour combinations, but these B&W ones were the first that I had cropped to size and I was astounded by the images which came thro'. Must experiment with this technique a little more. May be some more of these to come, watch this space.

8 comments:

MARGARET FIELD said...

wowee, John what an interesting effect. Loving those top 2. they look like landscapes at sea. can't think of theplace that comes to mind.

Artyfax said...

The first one made me think of a combination of Durdle Door near Weymouth abd Bedruthen Steps, North Cornwall. But I was amazed at the effect.

Roshanda said...

These are very interesting. I will have to give this technique a try.

Artyfax said...

Have to confess.. the technique was completely random. I used aprox. 10 X 7 inch sized board (left overs) and the pieces in the post are ATC sized 3.5 X 2.5 inch. Again the pieces were cut at random. It was only when I saw them at that size that I noticed the images. -John

joey said...

these are fabulous!

Linda said...

Very cool. I looked at the images before I read your write up and I thought the first one was a B&W landscape with birds in the background. Thanks for sharing.

Artyfax said...

Hi Linda, that's one interpretation that I hadn't thought of......... it is marvellous the way that the human brain works for different people. Thanks for commenting - John

Lynn McMillan said...

John, thanks for the link to your site; these are fascinating. I see why you left them 'as is.' They look like fantastic icebergs. I love to make backgrounds, and sometimes you get something that's just too good to cover up. Cheers!