Spend any amount of time in the Rocky Mountains and you cannot but help come away with a sense of awe. The colors are rich, the formations; majestic and the night sky is packed with diamonds. Well, that was my impression ,and when I returned from my trip to Colorado, "Magic Valley 1, 2 and 3" emerged from the canvas.
Many layers of thinly laid acrylic paint over collaged papers and selectively applied acrylic medium result in a depth of surface and luminous quality. When the painting was almost finished I applied materials such as cut paper, corrugated cardboard and textured paint scraps as descriptive textural elements. Oil pastel highlights were added at the end and the process finished with a clear acrylic varnish for surface protection.
This painting extends around all edges of the gallery wrapped canvas and so, a frame is not required, although it will accommodate one.
acrylic paint, oil pastel, cut and altered papers, corrugated cardboard, misc. collaged materials