Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Painting: "Mega Annum Ammonite Experiment 3"

It's been a rather long summer hiatus from blogging here but I have new work to share in coming weeks. I'm finally getting around to scanning and photographing new stuff.

You might find something slightly familiar about this piece: it's one I started during last Spring's Art & Wine Walk. It has changed drastically since I last shared it, but pieces of the early layers remain. I've titled this painting Mega Annum Ammonite Experiment 3.

Mega Annum Ammonite Experiment 3

It's acrylic on canvas, 18 by 18 inches square. As always, photos can't capture all the detail of the original but the colors are fairly accurate in these. The difference in finish doesn't show well - some layers are very glossy, other parts have a different kind of reflective sheen from the use of iridescent medium.

Mega Annum Ammonite Experiment 3 (detail)


Mega Annum Ammonite Experiment 3 (detail)


Mega Annum Ammonite Experiment 3 (detail)

I'm working with this in a series of three paintings with the same title, possibly more depending on how the other two come out.

2 comments:

  1. I love the clean lines and beautiful blending! I always struggle with that when using acrylics.

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  2. Thank you! Blending can be tricky with acrylics. There are acrylic mediums you can mix with the paint that slow drying time and make blending easier. But my method is to use additional layers of glazes to make the blending convincing. The finished result looks like it was blended wet-into-wet, but often was really done in several steps.

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