Floral Fireworks is a mixed media flower painting that relies heavily on the properties of acrylic and paper fiber composite to create flow, texture, and pattern. The substrate for the flower painting is a novel paper-based material called “Artboard”, which combines the absorbent surface, texture and feel of paper with the chemical resistance, stiffness, and durability of an epoxy composite. It can take paint without priming, and fluid paint and ink absorb into the surface with only moderate spreading (which can be controlled by varying the amount of liquid). When a fluid color soaks into the surface it creates an intense, softly textured wash effect. Wash effects and controlled color bleeding, washing, and blending create the perfect backdrop for a soft contemporary flower painting like “Floral Fireworks”.
Artboard (paper/polymer composite surface), shellac ink, acrylic, fiber paste