Thursday, August 09, 2007

August 9 - Bass Harbor, Maine Acrylic on GOLD!

How fun it is to revisit Maine with the lovely results of being there and painting on location and in the great studio of Acadia Workshop Center! This is a canvas that came back with me in my luggage, and barely fit as it was just as long as the bag with little to spare! An acrylic, this 8 x 24 inch gallery-wrap is the view from Bernard over to Bass Harbor. What makes this acrylic painting so interesting, is the underlayment is GOLD! I was inspired by the medieval religious paintings I showed the students in the Power Point presentation on Wednesday night, and so used gold as the underpainting for this canvas. The veils of blue, rich purple and earth tones that cover the resultant luminescent layer are just wonderful to see, and looking at the jpeg is not nearly as good as seeing the veils of glowing gold that are in the original. I will be using this in more paintings!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I really like the format of the canvas. The long narrow size really makes the painting more interesting.
S. Coyle