December 26th, 2013

Red Tulips

Flowers of the Australian springtime inspired Dion Dior to create this artwork. We asked Dion if she could comment on using so much wet media on the 100 Lb. (150 GSM) Epsilon Series paper: “Epsilon was an unusual choice for ‘Red Tulips’ as the page was originally an experiment in building up bold color. I chose Epsilon for two reasons. First, it was my go-to sketchbook at the time and it had already proved its strength with so many other ‘unconventional’ page treatments, I knew it would handle heavy acrylic. Plus, having worked in the Epsilon for a while, I knew the binding would hold up to lots of moisture. Secondly, being such high quality light weight paper, Epsilon supports a lot of movement and flexibility. It held the wetness of the acrylic with no bleed through, then bounced back to flat easily when dry. All it needed was a layer of workable matte acrylic to create a stronger platform for the heavy layer of Twinkling h2O and the light weight paper turned into a strong surface for acrylics.”

“Red Tulips” was first published on Dion Dior’s blog:

MEDIA: Acrylic medium and acrylic paint
SURFACE: Epsilon Series – 100 Lb. (150 GSM) – White – Smooth Finish

Red tulips


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