192 Abstract Evolution

Here is a short Gbox video about how I add layers of acrylic paint to create the painting shown here, Abstract Evolution, 48″ x 36″. It is not a step-by-step analysis but rather just a series of stills showing the layers as they were painted. Most of my acrylics are not painted alla prima but rather in discrete layers.

I used Golden Colors‘ acrylic Clear Tar Gel as a medium into which I applied textured layers (as if I were oiling up the canvas). I also scraped into the wet layers using a variety of knives and sculpting tools. Toward the end I added Golden’s Clear Granular Gel. It is notable because while it adds a heavy texture it dries completely clear.

Brad Teare–October 2014

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