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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 :p )


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Wow! They're all good but the first is incredible. Lovin' the brush strokes. So you paint the acrylic dry retarder over the entire canvas? I've never used it before, I'll definitely check it out.
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