Monday, August 12, 2013


Spirit Wind in progress
As of lately I have discovered a world of easy techniques for softening what I consider too-hard edges on an already painted surface.  The painting must be dry and totally matte [achieved with matte spray and/or brush-on matte medium], the soft pastels are applied and sprayed. The process can be repeated til desired results, then a final brush-on or troweled on varnish or glazing medium is needed.
Done only on my acrylic pieces so far, I discovered it works for oils too, as this one is. 
The jist of this revelation is: as long as it works, it can be done.  I shall not forget, however the panic experienced upon applying acrylics over oils! That was something that did Not work, and lesson not to be forgotten!