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on: February 22, 2013, 12:27:38 PM
I am considering using a touch of acrylic to add focus, for example in my last watercolour the boat was originally blue, navy or napolean, whatever you want to call, a rich dark blue, but you could only see the last few brush strokes as the weather and time have taken their toll.

I have been thinking few dashes of acrylic blended in would show that I was thinking of how that boat must have been, and thats what I think most people think when they pass the boat.

I can not change that painting now and I don't want to, but I thinking for further reference what do I need to know about mixing the two mediums, I am not talking about whole swathes of a painting, just the odd highlight, or too draw attention to a certain aspect or point of the painting.

Is there any pitfalls? Do they play well together on the paper?

And can I still post them in the watercolour encourager forum, as long as I say there was a little acrylic dash here and there?
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Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 03:24:59 PM
Just get some paper and experiment Pete.  ;)

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Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 03:53:59 PM
I haven't tried it, Pete, but I think they are two mediums quite often employed together. I'm pretty sure they would behave. :fight: i'm not sure about the posting though.


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Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 11:15:55 AM
Well, if w/c is the main medium used I should think it would be fine. Nolan still put the 'Big 5' in the oil/acrylic section... oil over gooey pasty stuff.... geees, my marbles have rolled off the table again  :crazy2:  can't remember what it's called.
AHA!! texture paste! (I think...  ???  )
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Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 02:48:18 PM
Sheesh! You would think they'd stay on the table, Val, now when the table's not rockin'.  :D


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