Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pratt - Acrylic/Tar/Oil Demo

courtesy of George Pratt

Step 1: Acrylic Painting - used because of quick dry time
Step 2: Tar concoction is applied - roofing tar mixed with japan drier and a wax to smooth it out and so it dries in a timely fashion
Step 3: Unwanted Tar is scraped/wiped out and gives contrast to preliminary painting - Gamsol is used for thinning the tar if it gets unmanageable
Step 4: Work back into the painting with Oils over the tar

The soldier at the bottom is an additional example and was done using the same technique