So I've been mixing media, playing with layering Golden acrylic mediums and gels, building texture and watching them interact... I've also been getting ready to paint in oil, I want to paint Nebulae and I can see the in oil, with layers and layers of soft translucent glazing building these beautiful gassy colourfields.
But again, I don't want to separate processes in my practice, I want to find my own 'unified thoery' of painting so I considered starting these oils on my mixed media grounds.
Then I found this image...It was so close to what I had imagined for my work!
This is an image of the Carina Nebula (one of my top 5 favorites) shown in texture! It's so amazing, check out Hubblesite.org!