Skill Level: 1 Cookie | Subject: Impasto and Landscape
Category: Post Impressionism | Tags: landscape, layering, mediums, and van gogh
In this step by step video, Ginger will show you how to mix acrylic paint with a heavy gel modeling medium so you will be able to create van Gogh's Starry Night with thick, rich texture and vibrant colors.
Note: If you watched the first part on YouTube, then you will want to start on part 3. There have been some questions about using Gesso or 3D Gel instead of the Modeling Paste and Ginger offers her views under the lesson.
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Step by Step Van Gogh's Starry Night by Ginger Cook Acrylic Painting Tutorial - Part 1
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NO TO THE GESSO; IT WILL DRY FLAT AND NOT GIVE ANY TEXTURE.
The “3D Gel” is not the same as the Heavy Modeling Paste, but it will work. It just takes longer to dry. The gels come in different thickness, such as Light, Heavy, Extra Heavy…the thicker gel is like adding flour to cookie mix. You can get more texture and it is possible to build it up with paint for even greater depth. You can get gloss or matt gels. Modeling paste is very thick but can be skinned over with a hairdryer so you can paint more. All gels need 12-hours to dry or more. Also, the thicker…the longer it takes to fully cure.
This painting can easily be painted 9×12 or 16×20 and looks great even though the example is only 8×10
Liquitex Modeling Paste
- 2oz Transparent Mixing White
- Titanium White (150ml)
- Ultramarine Blue (75ml)
- Cadmium Red Medium (75ml)
- Dioxazine Purple (75ml)
- Yellow Oxide (75ml)
- Napthol Crimson (75ml)
- Phthalo Blue (75ml)
- Cadmium Yellow Medium (75ml)
- Burnt Umber (75ml)
- Burnt Sienna (75ml)
- 8 x 10 inch canvas