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I had a lovely conversation with Andrea Kowch in Michigan. Andrea paints figurative paintings with a kind of magical realism. She has received numerous Best of Show awards, and her work has been showcased in Museums and galleries across America. In 2012 Scope NYC named her one of the top 100 emerging artists in the world.
We talked about Riverdance, Shakespeare, Cranes (the birds), antiques, and lots of art and painting . . .
Here are the main points of what we talk about:
- Irish dancing,
- Working with Acrylics,
- Photo shoots,,
- Working with models,
- Transformative work,
- Success pressure,
- Life experience,
- Online presence,
- The mystery of life,
To find out more about Andrea and her work
Andrea’s Instagram feed (for when she starts to use it)
Most moving painting to make . . .
Referenced in the podcast . . .
Mauro Basso’s hair tribute
Pixx music video inspired by Andrea’s work
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My understanding is that if you water down the acrylic too much it affects the cohesion of the paint. Water is like turps to oil paint. While acrylic medium on the other hand is made of polymer, the binding agent in acrylics, working like glue to hold the acrylic together.
If you add a layer of gloss medium over the painting (before varnishing) that will also ‘glue’ it together. So in that way, Andrea’s method would be fine.
Thanks for the podcast, I am really enjoying them.