Dec 23 2014

Process of a Painting: “From Parched Earth”

Here’s a visual documentation of the process of my latest painting of a cactus flower (click to expand images):

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I began by pouring liquid acrylic paint onto a stretched canvas, then roughly outlined the shape of the cactus and flower with successive layers of paint.  It was important for me to keep as much of the textures from the original paint pour as possible.  The last layers of paint are done in oils.  I like to use acrylics early in the process because it dries quickly and I can create  interesting textures with acrylics.  Later, I prefer the richness of oils, which allows me to create more graduated glazes.

This painting is for sale: Parched Earth on DreambirdArt.com

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