Paints and Tools, Intermixability
Indoors or out, Liquitex Professional Paint
Markers work perfectly as part of an intermixable toolkit. We caught up
with three artists who use them to add extra intermixability to their practice
and quizzed them on how they do it.
The ink of Paint Markers dries fast,
which is convenient for an impatient artist like me. My work is dependent upon
layering, adding and removing elements as I go on; so I need materials and
colors that can cover over the top of my previous choices and actions. The Paint Markers help me do this.
I begin with charcoal, before using my Paint Markers to cover areas
with a lot of detail. When I’m adding in the figuration, I use Liquitex Professional Ink and the Heavy Body acrylics as well. I
add and remove, add and remove until there’s no white space left.
Paint Markers allow me to be
as free as possible. With them, I can create whatever I want, wherever I happen
For my art, they work best with Liquitex Professional Soft Body, Heavy Body and Ink. I love that I can easily combine
them without running into any problems. If I want, I can sketch, paint or even
write with Paint Markers,
and use unlimited layers to find the exact color intensity I want in my work.
No matter how much I layer the colour up, it works just as well with Soft Body, Heavy Body and Ink.
Drawing was my first passion, and forms the
basis of all my work; be it a huge wall mural or a canvas. With Paint Markers, I can bridge
the gap between drawing and painting, which allows me to fully express myself
and explore all aspects of my work. Working with them is a revelation.
I love the precision of the Paint Marker chisel tip. It’s
sharp without having the hard-edged finish you get with a normal marker. As
well as giving me clean lines, the paint is still fluid enough to be mixed with
my fingers. Moving paint around with my hands is important to me, as it allows
me to intersperse sharp-edged marks with subtle blends and color mixes.
I need to paint in a spontaneous, gestural
and natural way, so predominantly, I use them with Soft Body, Heavy Body and Spray Paint. All of them create
different effects and marks, but work together so well. For me, Paint Markers are an awesome
tool; definitely my favorite, especially when used with Spray Paint!