In 2009 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles, there was an exhibition challenge on the theme of 'Pearls, Pearls, Pearls' and at the Festival of Quilts a category 'Pearlescence'. It seemed an appropriate time to try some of the specialist media available to add to acrylic paints.
I played around with painting pearls onto gessoed piece of Durham quilts as in my previous post but for a variety of reasons decided not to go down that route.
'Temple' paintings of Ian McKeever resulting in 2 major quilts and a large series of samples and journal quilts.
Golden fluid acrylics micaceous oxide . More details about the construction of this quilt are here.
repaints but to my mind the layers glimpsed add hidden depth. The process involved first painting the background around the main shapes, filling in the organza seed heads then finally painting over with very large ovals.