Painting from 2017 with Acrylic

Amidst Rocks Watermark

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I painted this one about two years ago with acrylic from my imagination. This one is no longer in my possession as it is sold. I may have to do something like this again. Those who follow my work know that I love painting rocks and water. I love how the rocks turned out in this one.

 

Marshes: Oil on 12″ x 14″ Canvas

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I am starting to enjoy the use of acrylic paint for the under-painting. It allows me to work farther into a painting in one session and allows the painting to maintain a certain vibrancy that is hard to achieve with oil paints alone. I make go back on the left side to add more detail. I have learned that there are infinite ways to paint clouds and water. The key is to add many colors and work them towards one another.

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Amidst: Oil Painting on Linen

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I wanted to paint something colorful and dream-like. I love the idea of challenging perceptions of realism in art and  I am beginning to believe that what we see is always questionable. However, I do believe it is false to rely solely on intuition for guidance–being able to utilize one’s intuition while under control leads to perfect harmony.  I painted many landscapes in various styles–impressionism, realism, and abstract–and I feel that each one is different. This is perhaps because I allow the painting to speak rather than impose myself on the painting.