When it comes to making beautiful abstract art, Chris Cozen is a beloved MVP, or “Most Valuable Painter.” Her passion for experimentation has helped her discover so many fun and alluring painting techniques.
Just a few months ago, Chris joined the ArtistsNetwork.tv team at the studio to film a series of acrylic videos dedicated to exploring the seemingly endless possibilities for creating entrancing art.
Using Gelli Plates with Acrylics
During her time at the studio, Chris shared numerous techniques for getting the most out of acrylic paints.
In the video, provided below, discover one of her many amazing acrylic tips and tricks: using gelli plates for gorgeous results.
With a brayer, gelli plate, deli wrap, Bristol paper, and a lovely assortment of transparent and opaque acrylics in her arsenal, follow along as Chris demonstrates how to create intriguing color combinations and patterns.
“I hope you’ll get your gelli plate out if you have one and, if not, think about an investment in one,” she recommends in the video. “It’s been a very practical tool for me in the studio and has lead to many great adventures in color.”
For more fun-filled acrylic explorations, head on over ArtistsNetwork.tv to stream her latest videos: Exploring Acrylic: Color Discoveries and Exploring Acrylic: 10 Color Essentials. And, be sure to check out the entire series at NorthLightShop.com!
About the Artist
A member of the Working Artist Program for Golden Artist Colors Inc., Chris Cozen lectures and teaches throughout Southern California. She is the author of several books on acrylic painting techniques, including her latest book through North Light Books, Acrylic Color Explorations. With a background in education, Chris teaches workshops and classes to artists who have a wide range of experience. You can find more information about her art and workshops by visiting her website, ChrisCozenArtist.com.