In this exercise I wanted to try other acrylic glazing technique than just simply using water
Above is the result of glazing with that medium. Painting is really easy and fun. It takes a really tiny amount of the paint to get the tinted and even layer. There is an amazing color depth.
I painted two pieces at once to compare them later after using an additional layer of transparent sepia like glaze. It was not the main purpose of this exercise yet I made it too dark and because I used also the white gesso primer before – it got dry pretty fast, so the brush strokes are visible and that wasn’t my intention. Well.. lessons learned:).
Yet one problem appears which makes it unsuitable for my purposes at this stage – it’s absolutely GLOSSY and glassy after it dries. It has completely different structure than the standard acrylic paint diluted with water.
There are areas where I could use it, like some finishing strokes in paintings where I’d like to have that different structures together or that really shiny look, but not in the portrait I’m painting now.
Fortunately another medium is great for glazing without the glossy look and preserving the paint structure and an even surface – the acrylic MATT MEDIUM by W&N ;)