Use of acrylic paints

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A signature feature of all Myopic Landscapes paintings is the liberal use of richly coloured acrylic paints. According to Phil:

One of the pleasures of using acrylic paints is that you can easily, and quickly, layer colours. Successive layers applied by palette knife, or any other useful object, can produce an uneven aggraded surface of various colours.

Each layer's surface roughness affects where the next layer will adhere, and so on, producing a final seemingly chaotic stratigraphy of partial colour layers that can somehow recombine to produce an arresting effect.

More recent work has incorporated various mixed media with the acrylic paint to enhance the texture, relief and perspective of the painting. These features are described in more detail in the explanation of the use of 3D surfaces.

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