Resin Art – A Tale Told In Reverse

My wife asked me to find a place for a new piece of furniture, so while she was out one afternoon I placed her new shelves under a painting in our living room, then covered the shelves with some of my art and photos!

Each of these pieces is finished in a beautiful two-part resin, a product offered by my good friends at Art Resin. I love using this resin because it adds a high-quality sheen to any kind of art, and because it is completely safe to use. I work in a carpeted room, with a large carpet remnant under my work table, and I feel completely comfortable applying resin there.

 

Blue Lipped Lady, #3. Acrylic on wood, finished with Art Resin.

The above painting was done on wood. My sister cuts my mitered side boards for me, which I then paint and assemble into boxes. Art Resin pulls my finished pieces together nicely, and makes my art distinctive. The resin finish is very eye catching, and creates an instant subject of discussion: How did you do that? What is that?

 

The Hunt. Acrylic on wood, finished with Art Resin.

I love using resin on acrylics. The finish works beautifully with acrylic colors, and it’s fun being able to tell people Go ahead and pick it up. You can’t hurt it.

 

Lucy finally gets to visit the When The World Figures Out How To Be At Peace War Memorial. Colored pencil on watercolor paper, finished with Art Resin.

Leaves and Pods. Colored pencil on watercolor paper, finished with Art Resin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also use Art Resin for colored pencil pieces. I sometimes use inexpensive cuts of wood, or irregular cuts, to create unique shapes. A resin finish then turns the outside edges into attractive borders.

Portrait at a Botanical Garden (displayed in my studio). Color photo, finished with Art Resin.

FC_Starfish on Shelf

St. John Starfish. Color photo, finished with Art Resin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art resin works beautifully with photographs, and by painting the outside edges of my underwater photos different colors I’m able to create interesting underwater art.

 

Here’s my next piece, set up before board assembly, or resin application…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and to wrap up, let’s go back to the very beginning, my studio and work table ready for applying resin!

Check out Art Resin to learn more. Their site is full of videos and photos and tips, and they have the most complete and helfpul FAQs I’ve ever seen.