Whimsical Birds in High Flow Fluorescent Pink

 High Flow Acrylics on tinted Light Molding Paste

High Flow Acrylics on tinted Light Molding Paste

Whimsical Birds or drawing with Golden High Flow Acrylics. Patti Brady, Director of Working Artist Program at Golden Artist Colors, Inc., designed this project. The project was for the NAEA conference held in San Diego and designed to showcase High Flow Acrylics and using Molding Paste as ground to paint on. I thought it would also be a fun project for students new to painting, introducing them to the various options in viscosity.  A wonderful but simple exercise to get the creative juices flowing.

 Painted with High Flow Acrylics in refillable markers on tinted Light Molding Paste.

Painted with High Flow Acrylics in refillable markers on tinted Light Molding Paste.

Golden High Flow Acrylics are designed for airbrushing, pen & ink, refillable makers, pouring, glazing and painting. The High Flows are high-intensity, flowing colors made with opaque and transparent pigments. They are formulated virtually clog-free utilizing 100% acrylic polymer emulsions and lightfast pigments, excluding the fluorescents.

Light Molding Paste and Fluid Indian Yellow Hue were mixed together to create the background and then applied with a palette knife to the painting boards (7 to 3 ratio for the mix).

Allow background to dry and then start painting.

 Painted with a combination of refillable markers and brushes.

Painted with a combination of refillable markers and brushes.

There’s always one odd bird in the flock. LOL. A student accidentally painted on their crackle paste board, which was to be used for their pear painting, but it still works and looks equally as good!

 Bird painted with High Flow Acrylics on Crackle Paste.

Bird painted with High Flow Acrylics on Crackle Paste.

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...oh those delicious "Golden" pears!

Students from my Mixed Media Painting class were introduced to High Flow Acrylic paints, Fluid Acrylic paints, and a number of different grounds and pastes all made by Golden Artist Colors. The students painted on these various grounds and pastes to create some beautiful experiments using the pear as our subject.

Below are some examples of the “Golden” Pears created with both the High Flows and the Fluids on various grounds and pastes.

 A pear painted on Crackle Paste.

A pear painted on Crackle Paste.

 Pear painted on Glass Bead Gel, the board was first painted in Naples Yellow.

Pear painted on Glass Bead Gel, the board was first painted in Naples Yellow.

 Pear painted on Absorbent Ground, aka “Liquid Watercolor Paper” and in this case tinted with fluid Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold.

Pear painted on Absorbent Ground, aka “Liquid Watercolor Paper” and in this case tinted with fluid Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold.

 Pear painted on Coarse Molding Paste.

Pear painted on Coarse Molding Paste.

 Pear painted on Acrylic Ground for Pastels. This was also tinted with one of my favorite colors Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold.

Pear painted on Acrylic Ground for Pastels. This was also tinted with one of my favorite colors Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold.

 Pear painted on Fiber paste.

Pear painted on Fiber paste.

…and a two more examples of  students painting something other than pears on their Crackle Paste boards and Fiber Paste boards.

 Alligators on Crackle Paste seems a natural fit and an abstract image on Fiber Paste.

Alligators on Crackle Paste seems a natural fit and an abstract image on Fiber Paste.

 …and a heart because we love Golden and Golden’s Crackle Paste.

…and a heart because we love Golden and Golden’s Crackle Paste.

If you would like to learn more my classes check my calendar page for a complete list of my classes. And to learn more about these Golden products please visit the following link:

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I'm available ...

Are you interested in a free mini 2 hour crash course in Golden Acrylics or QoR Watercolors, or maybe Mixed Media approaches with Golden Acrylics? I'm available.... 

I'm available and can come to your organization to give the free 2 hour presentation, if you're an art club, art supply store, art guild or art museum feel free to contact me and schedule your event today!

The GOLDEN free Acrylic Lecture & Demonstration is a fun, fast-paced informative lecture covering a technical review of acrylics and their varied application possibilities. The lecture demo will present information on pigments, viscosities, gels, mediums and so much more.

Learn how acrylics can be used as grounds for other media, such as watercolor or colored pencil; get key information on color mixing, blending and controlling drying time; and see how gels can be used to modify paint properties or create unique textural surfaces. From traditional to contemporary to mixed media, acrylics are infinitely versatile.

Artists of all levels will come away from this lecture demo with fresh new insights to feed their creative expression. All participants will receive free product samples and a literature packet, including hand-painted color charts.

Please note that there are a limited number of Lecture Demos available and groups will need  a minimum of 20 to 30 students to be able to host a lecture demo. 


The Quilted Man-How he saw the New World

 The Quilted Man-How he saw the New World, Acrylic on wood panel, 36 x 36 inches.  Kevin Greeland

The Quilted Man-How he saw the New World, Acrylic on wood panel, 36 x 36 inches.

Kevin Greeland

One of my paintings won an award at the Art of Pride Show. The Art of Pride show was held outdoors in Balboa Park, San Diego. The painting is a play on identity,  masks and harlequin style colors (reminiscent of PA Dutch quilts) and also plays with the identity of both the subject and the artist. This pinting along with several others in the same style attempts to examine our identities and how we navigate the social arena in person or online, and in the apps of our phones, creating new avatars and new personas with every new encounter. This painting along with the others in the series are designed to have a touch of mystery – and display a preoccupation with the issues of identity, how our identities are in a constant state of change and flux—represented by the dimensional geometric shapes that compose the body. 

  ….in addition to the cash prize for third place I also received this fancy ribbon!

….in addition to the cash prize for third place I also received this fancy ribbon!