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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Deep Eutectic Paint Development/ Dyes/ Experimental Swatch


                                                     This is not out of focus. It is a blend of DES dye paints on poster board. Still wet.  I have never seen paint behave like this before. Rothko in Surrealism Land comes to mind.... Experienced artists will want to try eye, hand, brush, paint and platform with this formulation.

The Fragmented Caravaggio by David S. Soriano


                                                 "Fragmented Caravaggio" AI collaborative art with David S. Soriano


Developmental Deep Eutectic Solvents ( DELs) Paint Formulation by David S. Soriano


There are a growing number of DELs being developed with different applications. I developed one ( solids that mix and form non-volatile liquids) which dissolved food coloring. The small amount of water in the dye evaporates quickly. No odor.  It applies nicely to acrylic paper, poster-baord , wood, etc and dries in 30 minutes at 23 deg C. I leave the containers open.

This DEL has known biochemicals that are non-hazordous.  No waste, in principle.

Some other DELs I prepared did not work well.  R &D to be done.


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Monday, May 29, 2023

Conversion of Pan Watercolors to Oil Paints/ Emulsified Linseed Oil by David S. Soriano


 I will upload details in a few days.   Emulsified linseed oil :water ( 3:1 oil :water). Lecithin added to water as emulsifier.  Warm linseed oil , with stirring, and add 2-3 g soy wax. Stir until homogeneous,  Cool to 37-40 deg c and add water with stirring. Add solution to a blneder for 3-05 minutes to yield a creamy emulsion. Add drops to the colors and blend with brush.  Swatch shown on poster board.  Dries in 15 minutes.

Keep pan set closed. Add more drops of emulsion before painting again.

Great for a class and artist experimentation at all levels!   I am using the cheapest pan set I own.  As you know, some sets are of a very high quality.

I research modified linseed oil ( drying times) , but this can be done on limited budget and space.

When Henri Matisse was recovering from an illness, his mother gave him a pan of watrercolors.  he became..... Matisse!

Artists often recall fondly starting art with these humble sets!

I will upload more infor and images as I progress!