In today's demonstration I used some of the same materials I used last week to develop my abstract painting. My primary goal was to clarify the focal point. To this end I darkened everything around the focal point to make it stand out more.
I also added the dark glaze to make the texture I created last week stand out more. When you cover a textured surface with a dark color and then wipe it while the paint is still wet the texture will be much more visible and exaggerated.
NEXT WEEK: will be the final week working on this project. Come prepared with the usual supplies. I will most likely use the same materials I have been using the past two weeks for next weeks demonstration (though I am considering painting a layer of oil paint on top).