A speed painting performance artist plies his trade
Being immersed in so many incredible works of art kicked Right Brain into high gear. Friends of mine are going to be starting a stained glass class soon, and that planted a little kernel of an idea.
I mixed some heavy body acrylic paint with some Micaceous Iron Oxide. I put the mixture in a squeeze bottle with a tapered tip, and used it to create the stained glass 'lead lines'.
Then Clear Tar gel was poured into an outlined area. The heavy body paint lines acted as 'dams' to corral the gel. A toothpick was dipped in fluid acrylics mixed with more tar gel, and swirled through the uncolored gel in the outlined areas.
Each little section was completed one at a time, until the whole piece was finished.
Faux Stained Glass Bear
I didn't know that tar gel could be so much darned fun. This is one of my favorites.
We're down to the last two bears!