Class notes from Poetic Non-Representational Acrylic Painting with Andrew Long, Fall 2007
The object in the painting – is it being an object vs. being a facsimile of the object? Does it have a history, a great hook, and richness, a fullness, or is it empty?
What’s the difference between this abstract piece of art and wallpaper?
Matthew Ritchie — “You mostly wait around for things to leak.” -MR, from this Boston Globe article.
Check out Guerra Paints in NY or Nova Paints in CA for a large bottle of pre-mixed binder & highly concentrated paints to mix.
To increase interest, drama, contrast, come in with a pure black, white or deeper shade of color to really pop things up in high relief. Try india ink.
Mediums – retarder will make paint work more like oils. Acrylic flow release will break apart the paint. Use GAC100 + water (50-50) to use atomizer.
Use a belt sander with 30-50 grit sandpaper to carve down into the history of your paint. Try a Dremel tool.
Jeff Koons has 80 assistants!
See and read more about the work of Mia Pearlman.