Here’s a tip I remembered from a Brian Atyeo workshop:
use transparent acrylic paints as your undercoat on black Gesso. Then, when you continue to paint with both transparent and opaque colours, they can been seen. Otherwise, the colour just seems to be absorbed by the black.
This technique creates such depth, really like to try this effect!
And this is just the first layer using transparent paints, Have fun,
Thank you Chris I have been investigating textures…papers, media…I am excited to explore this. I t does create a dramatic atmosphere.
I would love to have a talk…when are you available ?