12/1/07

ACRYLIC & COLLAGE

"DOWN RIVER" on stretched canvas - Collage and Acrylic 42 x 30" SOLD

Traditional tube acrylics have come a long way in the past 40 years. This painting, done on canvas, was first covered with several layers of small pieces of various textured washi papers. Tube acrylics, diluted down with matte medium, finished the painting, and although the transparency of watercolor is lacking with tube acrylics, I still liked the vibrancy of the painting. The painting received 'Best of Show' at The Fitton Art Center in Hamilton, Ohio, in 2005.

One of my good friends returned from a trip to the Grand Canyon, and after she showed me a slide show of her adventures, I was inspired to create my impressions of the colors and textures from memory. I need to go to the canyon and see it myself, I know.

2 comments:

Michelle Himes said...

Sandy, this is beautiful! I wish I could see it in person because I just know that there are all sorts of wonderful textures that the camera is not picking up.

Jenny said...

This is the painting I bought for my dear friends. They loved it! It reminds them of our trip to Sedona, AZ. They collect art work that is not just beautiful, but has special meaning. What makes it even more special is you painted it. They love the paintings I have in our house ( that you did ) and they know how special you are to us.