The Bull Fighter  by Reynaldo


Small (22.4" x 16.4")

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2012 Abstract Mixed Media acrylic, pastel, crayon on 140 lb. watercolour paper 18×24

681 views and 16 favs as 01 July 2013

From The Bull Fighter Series… “Flirting With Death”

Featured in Shameless Self-Promotion Group 10 March 2012

Featured in Creative, Talented & Unknown Group 09 2012

Featured Artist in Art and Ink So Free Group 08 March 2012

Heres the same technique I used on Yellow Feather painting, but with a twist… also learned this twist many years ago… for those of you peers who follow my work and ask how I create and what techniques I use… This time instead of st"arting with pastel… start with acrylic (heavy) put it on with a putty knife…make it thick if need be add gels…then as it dries apply pastel on and around use (pastel pencils) so you can control closely the image you have in your mind… (but don’t fix the pastels) as in Yellow Feather painting… Then finish off with crayons… (using your imagination and passion) melting them into the acrylic and pastels with a hair dryer… (I use sassoon 1875)… I sometimes use a professional heat gun for board work where I want to melt house paint (yes I use house paint sometimes) into crayons (another technique) more compilcated then this one…lol add some more acrylic on details you want to shine… or not good luck and have fun… Don’t forget to size the paper before you begin…, and if you use canvas don’t forget to size it with gesso… takes a little practice to master…. funny like that lol



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As a self-taught working artist, I have always believed that we are all blessed with gifts. It’s up to us to recognize and develop them; to what extent we will use those gifts to benefit others that cross our path.

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  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    and your creativity shows in this powerful piece:)

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Wonderful swirling movement in this Rey

  • Karen Gingell
    Karen Gingellover 2 years ago

    Hi Rey thanks for your description of the process – I really like learning about what other artists do and how the achieve their effects – sometimes I’m hesitant to ask as I don’t want to steal secrets but would just like to know so I can expeirement. There is always such impact and immediacy in your work – nice to know a bit about how you got there – Love this one :-)

  • banrai
    banraiover 2 years ago

    great paint

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 2 years ago

    Very strong and very exciting. There is so much energy and life in this wonderful piece. Thanks for the process. Most appreciated.

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Rey. I love the colors and the patterns in this.

  • Jennifer Ingram
    Jennifer Ingramover 2 years ago

    I’m with Karen! Thanks for sharing your techniques with us. I have a lot of room for learning. You are very creative and talented :)

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago


  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 2 years ago

    This painting exudes sheer exuberance and excitement, what a splendid abstract. Your colour, energy, composition and technique is sublime dear Rey. Thank you for sharing openly your beautiful secrets and techniques behind this beauty. Your generosity of spirit and your talent is first class. Another beauty indeed dear Rey. xxx

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 2 years ago

    wonderfully energetic! We have a forum thread that your description about process would be great to include, heres the link

  • thank you much maria for the invite and for compliment

    – Reynaldo

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