Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Reconnoitering the Rim"


Title: "Reconnoitering the Rim"

Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

Dimensions: 24" high, 36" wide, ¾" deep.
The sides are painted burnt umber (dark brown).

Named for an episode of "Deadwood" because I love that phrase, and I love that series. But I was actually thinking about ancient people who followed the pacific rim kelp forests in their boats. I was following the flow of paint, taking from it and giving to it and thoughts of those people kept me company as I herded the paint around the canvas.

I tried some new techniques that involve cracking the paint on the surface and allowing the color beneath to show, even while wet. The results are pretty cool.
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