My vision was to have these look like photos I've seen of lava flows where it's black on the surface and the molten lava is visible through cracks. While not quite what my mind's eye saw, they still look pretty striking. These are all somewhat experimental anyway...
What shall we call these? Magmas? Cracked Up? Bad Trip? Y'all tell me...
Primed white so red would be bright as possible
Then red...RF RED, you figure it out
Hard to see here, but I mixed some yellow pigment into red lacquer to move color more towards orange and shot the corners only fading into red field
Then yellow and a touch of orange pigment in clear shot right at corner
Black primer in Crackle Lacquer. First time I've used this stuff other than samples leading up to it. It's a little bizarre to watch thing unfold and the results are difficult to control
The yellow didn't turn out quite like I wanted, looked more like a dying dandelion than lava. So I decided to tint clear lacquer to shift it toward red/orange to see if I could change it a little. Two coats of tinted made it mo betta. I'll let this dry for a day or so and give it a coat or two of clear. Close up better shows what they look like, wrong time of day to photograph and getting reflection that kinda washes things out.