This painting is an exploration of color and texture using horizon-line landscape composition as a starting point. I may have been influenced by looking at a hill and a stormy sky in the distance or by the thought of what it might be like to burrow into the earth and see it from a worm's point of view.
Look closely for lots of texture, the use of iridescent paint on the top half and the squares; windows of.....
Many layers of thinly laid acrylic paint over collaged papers 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 and misc. altered items 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 sides of the gallery wrapped canvas.
acrylic paint, oil pastel, cut and altered papers, mat board, cardboard, misc. collaged materials