I spent the afternoon today experimenting with acrylic gel medium. My art pal Adam uses this as a structural background for his fantastic paintings. I'm working (with a super short deadline) on a series of big new paintings on wood for a show at Korova which will go up in March, and am so far very pleased with the medium. I'm hoping to be able to use it to glaze bright layers of acrylics and add depth and dimension. Also pleased with the two paintings I started today, I think these will flow as well as the paints will. Will keep you posted.
On a totally other note...I always have a book going, and just finished a really good one. Four Spirits by Sena Jeter Nashlund (she wrote Ahab's Wife which I keep raving about to anyone who will listen). It is set in Birmingham in the early 1960's and is a compelling tale of the struggle for racial equality. Wow.