If I'm making a freebackdrop use black canvas, just to save black paint, but it's not nessessary. A good underpainting in grayscale is where I start. I mix my black light paints from pigment powders and acrylic media. But atleast Flashe, Rosco, Wild Fire make fluorecent paints.
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For some reason I forgot to comment on this yesterday. I think it's really a stunning piece (and I fancy it a lot more than the other new piece of yours, even though I like it too). The composition is balanced and the use of colors is amazing. My friend even refused to believe this has been done with UV paints. It's simply visionary and beautiful.
So they say. But I myself find the style a bit too 'cartoonish' and design not as hallucinogenic as I would like, but I have to agree that it turned out good.
I'm still trying to find right technique for making uv-painting look exacly like I want. UV-paintings often have very limited range of shades, but this is also case of oils/acrylics when colours are mixed 'improperly'. Layering technique seems to be very good way to mix also UV colours. In next set of UV-paintings I would like to push the limits a bit further with more layers, more time and larger size. That is if someone can still afford to buy them.
I don't think it's cartoonish at all! I think your style is fine, absolutely fine as it is. Perhaps it would improve further by seeking more hallucinogenic qualities, but there's a possibility that the artistic side would suffer.
UV painting is definitely a difficult medium, which is why I'm even more impressed by your coloring technique (I've read your painting "tutorial" on your website, too). I sure hope you can find people who are willing to buy your works, even though the UV paints alone cost quite a bit.