This was my first experiment using coffee and acrylic mediums. I think it came out decently enough for the first try. I didn’t like the gloss medium as much as I thought I would. I may try mixing both the gel and the gloss next time to see if I get more of what I was looking for. I’m also not sure if I like the gessoboard or not. It’s a very smooth surface with was nice for the first layer, but I found it difficult to work with for the top layers. I’ll have to try it again and see. I may need a canvas with more texture.
Anyway, I wanted this to be a little bit more of a looser painting and have something to do with Seattle. So, I thought of a cup spilling out into a cityscape of Seattle. My first wash wash really watery, and when the drips happened I kind of went with it. Seems to have added a nice little touch to it. Some of them went a little longer than I wanted, but oh well. It was a fun little practice piece, and I have some ideas for next time!
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