I am quite loving this technique. I love that even with the layers of paint you can still see the impasto underpainting,- in this cast the texture I created with the burlap. The process is mess and I admit I am quite nervous with it. I usually know almost exactly what I am doing. Not quite the case with underpinning and also with poured paintings. The element of surprise and then the reality of what in the heck am I going to do with this?
I admit I am a planner. I will decide on a element whether it be the subject or the texture and thing about it for days and days. Obsessing really. They all of a sudden, I know exactly what I want to accomplish and then just go for it.
I love poured watercolours. One of my favourite techniques and I was really looking for a painting method with acrylics that would get me as excited. I believe I have found it. For the past two years I have been all over you tube read every acrylic book I could get my hands on and observed the work of others. I found a method that spoke to what I had in mind and did one painting being quote literal to the process. This si the second painting. I have started out the same way with the heavy impasto underpinning and sanding. From there this is all mine (as far as I know) the application of clear gesso.