On Wednesday, July 27th members of the Dupont Art Club were treated to a demonstration on the artistic use of resins by Aram Friedrich and Rob Jenkins of Eli-Chem Resins U.K.
Aram explained that 95 percent of their business was industrial and 5 percent was for artistic purposes. They have excellent demonstrations on their website listed below which one should review for the detail on how the artistic process works.
The use of resin as a painting medium results in a contemporary abstract design. By pouring the clear resin on paintings, the colour in the painting is much enhanced leaving the surface glass like and hard. Those who do watercolour were pleased that they would not have to use heavy glass over their paintings if they elected to use a resin top coat.
During the demonstration, the class was allowed to add coloured resin to a surface to make a contemporary design. The photos below show how it first looks before some mixing and hardening. Although not a masterpiece (15 artists dabbling away) it does show the depth of colour and design possible.
Aram stated that if members of Dupont were to order as a group, we would receive the reduced rate he offered on July 27th. Those interested should contact a board member to inform them of your interest.
At the end of the afternoon, everyone attending agreed that it was very worthwhile learning of this new product with some embracing it as a new medium to choose to pursue.
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