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Painting with Cassey Kiss

Cassey Kiss is working with acrylic paintings. Follow her work on Instagram

Not an artist but I enjoy painting, the art and chemistry of doing it. An influenster and would welcome anyone to follow me so we can share the review –Cass_k

Acrylic painting techniques are different styles of manipulating and working with polymer-based acrylic paints. Acrylics differ from oil paints in that they have shorter drying times (as little as 10 minutes) and are soluble in water. These types of paint eliminate the need for turpentine and gesso, and can be applied directly onto canvas. Aside from painting with concentrated color paints, acrylics can also be watered down to a consistency that can be poured or used for glazes.

Pour painting is an innovative way to use acrylic paints to create an art piece. Instead of using tools like brushes or knives to create a piece of art, fluid paints can be poured directly onto the surface and the canvas tilted to move the paint around. Pouring paints allow for the colors to blend naturally as they come in contact with each other. This technique can be done either one color at a time, or with multiple paints to maximize color blending. Pour painting can also be done with oil paints, but because those paints take a longer time to dry, the piece would have to be done over an extended period of time, or with wet paints.

Rainbow Puke, A Meme Analysis

Due to modern technology it is now possible for images to be reproduced in many ways quickly and cheaply. While most people might not be aware of this influence, Berger (1971) says the technology to reproduce images has changed society profoundly. Ewen (1999) talks about style in fashion and design, and he connects it to our identities and how we express whom we are. For example, in my case, mass reproduced rainbow puke images were everywhere and I was attracted to them for some unknown reason.