Fine sand/grit, bonding agent, acrylics, irridescent medium, gloss medium, various metallics on 140lb A3 size acid free Acrylic paper
Actual size of painting: 14½” x 9¾”
Close ups of texture detail.
There is a slight buckling of the finished work, mainly because it was not completely dry when I took the photos. I am weighting it under pressure at the moment, so that it cures completely flat. This is the first time I’ve worked on acrylic paper, I’m not sure about it yet – although I can already tell that it is much stronger than the multi-media paper and I like the fact that it has a linen type grain, which is enjoyable to work on. I used gesso as primer before starting the work and many layers, using gloss medium and irridescent medium in between to set the layers properly. I’m not 100% happy with the composition but I didn’t want to overwork it so that the colours remained fresh. I tried to evoke a feeling of lazy, hot sunny days near the sea in summer.