GOLDEN Gels, Pastes & Mediums Techniques with Acrylics

Last weekend I attended a workshop on Golden Gels and Mediums at Trestle Gallery in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, taught by artist Marsha Staiger.
We learned what happens to paint when mixed together with different additives; creating special effects and tactile surfaces. Here we are expanding the possibility of paint, creating a crackled textural surface, or an impasto sculptural effect with different types of paste, or a transparent smooth glaze using mediums. I hope to incorporate these techniques into new art works, where the texture of paint will be the focus of the work. Here I am having fun mixing and experimenting with all these textures.image of Dana and teacher image of Dana painting