Acrylic 48" x 48" on linen
for Miller Residence - Dining Room
I used a palette knife on the areas to the far sides: the brown on the left, and green on the right. All texture is in the middle section of the painting, since the main interest is there. Repeating shapes pull the piece together, and the bold coral drizzle, with turquoise behind, has the most texture. I thought that was the focal point of the piece.
On close inspection you will see multiple layers of color that I laid underneath, until I built up to that surface texture and harmony of color. This was a very complex painting, and a painting that required a lot of time, building the layers. (see slideshow below)
I ended up using about six different blues, including Phthalo, Prussian Blue, Cobalt - made famous by Van Gogh, and Anthraquinone Blue, the color of the night sky.
The gel areas at the top left and bottom right are interesting, and add dimension. I decided not to paint rectangles over the space at the top, as the background there is beautiful. The area above the green on right was a perfect place to incorporate some texture with hatch-marking. It is not visible from a distance,
but a nice little surprise up close.
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