New Techniques with Interference Acrylic Paint

by | Jan 4, 2014 | Blog | 5 comments

What is this crazy paint called Interference?

I love to invent with paint to discover new special effects. There are special paints called Interference that create very unusual and highly refractive color shifts. One technique I came up with, that uses these paints I call Embedded Pearlized Color, demonstrated in the video below. The technique combines the Interference paints with layers of acrylic gloss gel to create extraordinary reflective effects.

And if you like this technique, please check out my book Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic Painting Techniques. Fully Illustrated with step-by-step instruction, the book includes many contemporary and unusual acrylic painting techniques.
 

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5 Comments

  1. Alvina Balog

    The book is great. I bought another copy for a gift for a friend. Thanks.
    Alvina Balog

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    I like it when people come together and share opinions.

    Great site, continue the good work!

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  3. Nadya King

    I have Acrylic Illuminations out from our Public Library, & LOVE it! Like Pamela, I am making note of ones I want to try! I'm fortunate to have the Merri Artist store right downtown, which has a full selection of Golden products, & tend to visit weekly! I look forward to perusing more of your videos (just watched the one on using the interference paint with gel) …

    I've been taking virtual workshops with Shiloh Sophia McCloud & Flora Aube, both of whom use the Golden Fluid paints for their lovely luminous qualities. Our focus is the female face/form … and I'm contemplating how to utilize some of the products/ techniques in my work.

    Thanks for your lovely work!

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  4. Pamela

    Hi Nancy, I am really enjoying your new book; Acrylic Illuminations. I have only had it a week and already have a long list of ideas inspired by the techniques. There is something to be learned by everyone, whether beginner or experienced artist. The only thing I was disappointed was not included was instruction on how you achieve your wispy, squiggly wave type patterns seen in your energy force paintings and others such as "mystic sea". Are you using a certain medium or tool to achieve that or is it brushwork? Any advice would be appreciated! Best of luck with your latest book.

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  5. Bren Thebeau

    Got the book over Christmas and am enjoying reading and experimenting. Great book! I have all your books and refer to them often for ideas and tips this new one is among my favs!

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Nancy Reyner paints exotic versions of heaven, using gold leaf and other unusual materials. A contemporary abstract painter, she feels art is a rewarding pursuit that adds quality of life. Nancy shares this passion with her students & offers classes, articles, books & videos, encouraging the courageous use of materials and artistic expression.

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