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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3 Responses to “Process of a Painting: “From Parched Earth””

  1. Ora Exacta says:

    Uitandu-ma pe internetul din Romania uite ca am nimerit
    pe saitul dvs.. Trebuie sa apreciez ca sunt placut surprins de calitatea articolelor de pe aceasta pagina si va urez cat mai mult succes!

  2. Salut. Am intrat pe pagina ta si am vazut ca
    este foarte valoroasa si are aspecte importante.
    Permite-mi sa prezint si eu despre un magazin online cu lucruri foarte ieftine:
    Aliexpress romana.
    Cred ca aiaflat deja de el. Multumesc.

  3. […] decided to title this piece “From Parched Earth”.  (see the static documentation of this piece here).  I was really fascinated with how the painting began.  I decided to create […]

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