Saturday, May 8, 2010


I'm using my acrylic chisel pointed markers to create this painting, over a spray paint background. I used to use this set of media to create signs at Trader Joe's. In this painting I have added orange and yellow over the backgrounds, first with acrylic markers and then with Matisse Derivain "Background Color" paint. This Matisse paint is a colored gesso which can be painted on as an opaque solid color, even yellow over black. In Photoshop there would be at least three different layers on the painting, and you could change each one as you see fit without disturbing the others. In the "traditional" world, it's all on one panel surface and you can't change it without making a mess overpainting it. The name "Parabolika" comes from "parabola" and you can see the mathematical parabolic curves in the design here. This piece and similar ones will go to Balticon for my convention art show at the end of this month.

"Parabolika" is mixed media and acrylic on illustration board, 11" x 14", May 2010.


Tristan Alexander said...

Very striking and interesting! I have never used the acryluc markers...maybe I should get a couple and play with them.

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