Pascal Amblard


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Pascal Amblard

Decorative Artist

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How do you use Proceed products? Why?

I have always been a decorative painter, which means that efficiency has always had a priority over the intrinsic visual qualities of the result. When you paint commercial murals, you want to be able to work in all sorts of conditions and produce a good result for your client. Creating a masterpiece or being concerned by the archival specificities of your product is still important, but secondary.

This is why I used "regular" acrylics for years. I had painted with oils, also, but issues like the drying time, the fact that you should wait for each layer of paint to be fully cured before continuing, and so forth, held me back.

Nevertheless, I never felt totally satisfied with acrylics either. They dried a little too fast (on the canvas and on your palette), and they lacked depth in some tones (darks in particular). Then I started using Slow Drying Acrylics.

As some of you may know, I have had the honor of being onboard the Proceed project from the start. It was a marvelous opportunity, not only to work with a company I sincerely admire and get to know some great individuals, but also to help design a paint that would have the qualities I had been looking for.

Slow drying acrylics have very specific and precious qualities but they will not be the ideal product in all situations. Sometimes you need your paint to dry faster, or to be more intense and transparent, or you will need to put several layers of paint on top of one another. In all these cases you will have to pick up the right type of acrylic.

This is exactly how I use acrylics: for all of the capabilities and combinations mentioned above. I always try to create the optimal combination between all the parameters of the painting I am doing. These parameters are, for example, the support (absorbent or not, rough or smooth), the style of the painting, the time you have to do it, the finish you want for it, and so on.

Contributions to Proceed-e-pedia

Pascal Amblard was instrumental in helping develop the Slow Drying Fluid Acrylic and utilized these paints on projects featured in his beautiful book!

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