"i am inhabited by that which awakens me
but does not reveal itself."
yesterday i was fortunate to attend a workshop given by Golden Paints' artist Chris Cozen at the offices of Stampington. Chris is the author of a new book Altered Surfaces which goes into much detail on how to use Golden's products. she updated us on the newest products from Golden and showed us many ways to use the variety of amazing mediums which they produce. as Golden paints are by far my favorite, i was delighted to take part.
one new product she introduced to us is coarse molding paste. it produces a texture like fine sandpaper but has a subtle crystalline quality in the surface that reflects light. chris gave us a piece of board with the product painted onto it with the color indian yellow. while there i used a transparent green and a more opaque green to see how each worked over this medium. once home i continued to paint this quick self-portrait.
here's a close up so you can see the texture and quality of the coarse molding paste.
another hands-on exercise chris led us in was mixing the Golden paints with a plastic palette knife directly onto black paper. she has a favorite palette knife which can be found at dick blick in a five piece set (we used the top one of the five). chris loves using the interference paints on black paper then tearing bits off to use as collage elements. here's a bit of mine...