I was longing for the ocean when I created this this acrylic and mixed media painting. Having lived most of my life on the east coast, summer days spent at the ocean was a wonderful guilty pleasure. Looking down at the shore line here, I can smell salt air, hear the waves lapping against the sandy beach, feel the sun on my skin, hear the seagulls and feel the wet sand recede from beneath my feet.
Many layers of thinly laid acrylic paint over collaged papers and acrylic mediums result in a depth of surface and luminous quality. When the painting part is mostly finished I use materials such as cut paper, mat board corrugated cardboard, textured paint scraps etc., etc. for additional descriptive textural elements. Oil pastel highlights are added at the end and the process is finished with a clear acrylic varnish for surface protection.
The painting extends around all four sides of the gallery wrap canvas and is set into a natural finish maple float frame.
acrylic paint, oil pastel, cut and altered papers, glass beads, misc. collaged materials