Although I’m happy with the painting, I want to have thicker paint like some of my other works. I did an experiment of leaving a dollop of each for 15 hours prior to adding the paint to my pallette although it was thicker, it was not thick enough to my liking. I will try leaving out longer before adding it. If I can find the right amount of time, it’s just a matter of planning ahead.
I noticed my palette is looking very juicy and colorful for my Lilly Pad paintings! I use Golden Open Acrylics and a Mijello Palette that seals. I can keep a palette going for a year or more if it gets regular use, refilling and maintenance. I don’t put water in the palette like other acrylics, that would be bad news! It’s the advantage of Golden Opens. The paint doesn’t skin over, it gets thicker, and impasto pasty gooey! That’s what I love! I was accustomed to oils and I use it the same way.
'Art should serve a purpose other than itself.' Kath Kollwitz. 'Painting is drawing on canvas and engraving is drawing on copper and nothing else. Drawing is execution and nothing else'. (Blake,c.1809)