Saturday, April 25th, 2009 | Author:

This is one of the most cavernous mediums to work with as there are endless mediums that can be used in permutations and combinations which will create fantastic effects to your painting. Most artists like working with materials like which are acrylics, colored pencils, colored inks watercolor pencil and paints, pastels and graphite pencils. What is important to remember is that while using mixed media is that the canvas or the paper that one is working on needs to be smooth. Mixed media is a platform which is most interesting because this is used for abstract arts and you can really create mysterious conundrums through this painting medium!


Here, there are no set techniques like we saw in water colour painting. This medium is absolutely open for your creative output. Hence do not hesitate to do what your heart wants to do. Many amateurs feel apprehensive towards doing something innovative with their paintings. Do not follow the norms always. Experiment with the medium and learn from your own mistakes. To start with, watercolour wash and a colored pencil approach are usually adapted.   They give a pastel type effect to the whole picture. Graphite pencils are used for fine detailing and acrylics and oil paints are used for heightened effect. Some of the things that one needs to keep in mind are: not to use dark colored pencils over dried pale acrylic colours. This is because when acrylic colour dries they leave tiny little bumps on the canvas and the pencil color that one will use will only accumulate the bumped area and this will be very prominent in the picture and will look shabby.


One can view Mixed media paintings, sclupture and new media works by Partha Das Gupta, Sanjay Barot, Hardik Kansara and Bhrigu Sharma till 30th May 2009 at the Strand Art Room, Colaba Mumbai.

Category: general, Mixed media
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