Skip to content

Painting with sponge in acrylic

Acrylic painting of moonlight

Paint application with sponge has definitely huge potential in acrylic painting. It adds some sort of texture and interesting touch in watercolor, but it really makes a big difference when using sponge with acrylic paints. I tried this technique in scenery so far, but opportunities are endless. It would create great effects in abstract images, mixed media works and general acrylic paintings. We were using in class sea grass sponges. The textures may vary depending on shape of each particular sponge. Sponging on paint on a dry layer creates fairly sharp and noticeable edges, and this technique allows to blend different colors while they are still wet fairly effortlessly.

Acrylic sponge painting project

Collage of project paintings, some may require more work, but this technique is very promising

We did not use sponge for the entire painting, but that is an option, too. I liked how sponging can be combined with other layering techniques and simple brushwork. The drawback was a pretty big mess, and we had to use gloves, as well. It is also easier to overdo using sponge than brush, however, sponging noticeably shortens time needed for one scene. I will definitely continue using sponge for my own paintings, and we will keep it in mind as an additional tool for works which students are creating during their classes.

Moonlit scene: acrylic painting with sponge

Effortless look: painting was done by Wednesday night group student

Sponge painting: acrylic class for adults

Attractive and easy style: painting was done by Wednesday night group student

About these ads
7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Very nice painting and obviously a technique that works well for creating ambiance.

    February 10, 2014
    • Thanks! I’m usually trying to make my classes more interesting, that way I sometimes find new ways for my own stuff, as well.

      February 10, 2014
  2. Really i enjoy your blog and so nice all Painting …
    Thanks a lot… :)

    February 11, 2014
  3. Fabulous!

    February 11, 2014

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Your Inner Journey

Understanding your inner journey using Past Life Regression and Dreamwork technique. Regardless of what you believe in, an experience during the Past Life Regression can bring understanding and enlightenment to a situation you are in or even expand and transform your life experience.

Kurt Brindley

waxing poetic...fervently so ------------------------------------- status: watching the Word Series!...ha ha, jk lol (sports are for sissies)...watching THE VOICE! of course, brb | mood: (o|o) -------------------------------------

cartoonmick

A good laugh is better than a trip to the Dentist.

Chitra's Healthy Kitchen

Recipes for healthy living

Computer Support in Melbourne

Professional Computer Repair Technician

Photo of the Day, Etc.

Photos of the day

Just another corner

Meeting new faces in analog.

SHOWING UP

Making Art Fun - Sharing the joy of what I do with a bit of humor on the side.

wisejourney

Words wonders and whimsical wisdoms

Philomath Open Studio Art Tour & Sale

Great little art studio tour!

Globe Drifting

Global issues, travel, photography & fashion. Drifting across the globe; the world is my oyster, my oyster through a lens.

Carlos A. Cisneros Illustrations

Cartoonist/ Freelance Artist

PI Photography and Fine Art

Find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

InStyle

InStyle's Fashion, Make Up, Hair and Celebrity News Blog - What's Right Now

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 796 other followers

%d bloggers like this: