so the thread by dick and thought id share my method of playing with color
what i do is paint acrylic dry retarder on the canvas directly. then i put some color on the wet canvas.
it will mix with the retarder while i do brush strokes. that way you can mix and push color pigments at the same time
for some interesting effects.
it takes up to 2 days until i can paint over the layer tho.
this technique is also great to create interesting backgrounds.
the first picture is the first abstract painting i made and the next is to show how i used that technique for the background
of a painting of the shoreline from a famous city... ( bonus point if you recognize it