My name is Walter Langworthy Mead III, This is how I create my technique. I am a master artist as you will know after you read this.
Using paper towels or italian toilet paper, I tear of a bit of paper towel and crush it in my hand and after pulling it apart from end to end I lay it on the watered down gessoed canvas the way I like to arrange and see it.
I then brush the pulled apart paper to the canvas with watered down gesso. I have been very careful to get the right consistency of gesso and water mix. If its not mixed correctly, the textured part of the painting wont work out the way I like.
While this part of the process is drying, usually a number of days, I mix a little heavy bodied paint made up by the company, (Golden Paint).I mix up different colors using about 8 baby jars, with some distilled water, again this mix has to be just right. The distilled water keeps the paint the beautiful color it is after coming out straight from the heavy-bodied consistency of the straight paint before its mixed with the water by itself. Mixing the paint is another part that takes a very color eye magic to create the colors I use. The colors of paint take about three days to make. Each color has a little of another color in its own jar. This also takes a master of color to create colors that mix together in harmony.
Here comes another phase of the great work. I will then place the dried textured canvas on my flat easel, and by using a level, balance it perfectly flat. If the canvas isn't perfectly flat and level this next process wont work. There must be no warping of the canvas when I create the canvas skin. I use stretcher bars that are strong when put together. they wont warp at the corners. Now that its level I spray the textured canvas with distilled water. This again, I only spray just the right amount of water on the canvas. This is another part mastered. When there is just enough water on the canvas. I use a dropper to apply my color. Little by little I apply the colors the way my heart and soul feels to see it. Each drop has its own value I see forms appear before my very eyes. The drops mix together creating values that I a master, sees at the same point he creates his mix on his palette. I like the 3 dimensional quality the texture and paint gives my mastered eye of color come alive. If this isn't mastered you can come out with a real mess.
I have mastered this for many years and I'm always creating a new flow painting this way. This way that I'm mastering gets me more excited all the time. The drops of paint turn and flow and mix together and settle as I'm dropping them in different places on the canvas. I will use one color at a time on the whole canvas and when that color dries I will spray the canvas again and drop another color on that color sometimes adding two colors at a time and allowing them to dry completely. and another one on top. I create like a stained glass window effect that simply makes me feel great inside. This keeps me painting more and more and more and gets really exciting all the time. After its dry which can take a week sometimes.
I will take the perfectly level canvas and let me tell you if this canvas didn't remain flat and level without a warp during the great work , this process will not work. you will have drips and run offs. believe me this happens at times. and the paint goes were you don't want. It can be a big mess. I have taken lots and lots of time starting over and over and over again to get it the way I want to present it. I will not sell a piece that I don't like.
Thanks to master of color mixing of golden paint company. This is the only paint that will work for this technique. It dries hard will keep the mixed color brilliant through out. After the paint dry's water will not mess it up and you can add another color right on top. The gesso I use is Utrecht professional. It dry's hard and can withstand the flow of water and paint and stay hard through out the drying time, and to finish it off a coat of golden paint varnish. This varnish is hard durable and has a U.V.L.S. protected coat that will keep the color right for 100 years and more. I love what I do And I hope you will love it too. Everything in this process is time sensitive. I wrap my finished work carefully with bubble wrap.and put it in a cardboard box and send it off. Have yourself a wonderful day and enjoy life the way you like. These are truly one of a kind.
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Sincerely, Walter Langworthy Mead III