Venetian Plaster and Acrylic Mixed Media Paintings
Sandra Duran Wilson, Instructor
Dates July 12-15, 2018 (9am – 4pm)
Materials Fee: $30
skill level: Advanced beginner to Advanced
Venetian Plaster plays well with acrylics, and here is the secret: one stays put when wet and the other can be removed. Simple, but there are many tips and tricks for combining the two. We are going to learn how to apply the plaster onto fabrics and then crackle the surface. You will learn how to create a background on panel using acrylic gels and pastes, layer some color, add plaster and then start excavating. It is like a treasure hunt. I love this because it uses both sides of the creative brain. You follow the techniques, but then you intuitively layer and excavate. We will create deep textures, layer vibrant colors, try a transfer or two and finish with some beautiful wax like surfaces or high gloss shine. You will learn techniques that may be applied to any painting style. These techniques can challenge the professional artist to try something new, and the new artist will find these techniques forgiving and fun to work with. I look forward to sharing my years of experimenting with this combination of plaster and mixed media.