Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Along the Road - Finished Work

Finished this 14" x 11" acrylic and mixed media painting yesterday.  As you can tell, when comparing this photo with the photo posted time before last,, I have toned down the vibrancy.  I always have a tendency to work with highly saturated color.  I don't believe that that's a bad thing - I'm just contemplating my habit of doing so.  It may have something to do with my studio lighting or color, too. I need to research that!
"Along the Road"
framed acrylic

While working on this I was thinking about Gustav Klimt.  I admire the strong design elements in his work.  I believe I have achieved a strong sense of design with this piece, perhaps a bit shy of Klimt's level of ability, though.  Ha!  This was an experiment, so I do not feel too bad about my results.  I still have uncertain feelings toward acrylic paint.  The speed of drying time is fantastic, but, of course, the workability of the paint is sacrificed.  So, more experimentation is due.  I had planned for this acrylic painting to be the first in a series based around the same subject, but I have another series in mind based on some photos I took of some pine trees.  Maybe I'll just work on two series at once?!  That's do-able!

I'm getting ready to order some stretcher bars for some large format paintings - I'm pretty excited about it - not gonna lie!  I would love to make the stretcher bars myself, but the table saw I have is ancient and has no safety features.  It is an intimidating piece of equipment!  I have really become fond of my fingers and would hate to loose them!  I don't have a wood shop and the old klunker table saw is stored in our shed.  In other words, no place for a new saw.  Aw, well, that is why I love mail order!

Please share any thoughts or questions you may have.

As always, thank-you for looking!


At August 15, 2012 at 7:01 PM , Anonymous Stephanie said...

I really like how this piece turned out. Especially like the close up detail shots!

At September 13, 2012 at 4:20 PM , Anonymous Stephanie said...

This looks amazing in my guest bathroom!

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