Artist

Robert Morrow
Spicewood, Texas

Robert Morrow has always been passionate about art. However, he made the practical choice to study business in college and pursue a career in the corporate world. Nearing retirement, Robert felt an irresistible creative itch and enrolled in an automotive and product design program at the Art Center College of Design in California. Before he knew it, his creativity led him back to art. Robert says composing a painting is similar to sketching a car and then designing a 3D model. “The colors and the composition in a painting are so much more enjoyable than car design because there are no limits.”

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Ancient Spirit
by ROBERT MORROW


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2015

18" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 6 oz.

$675


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This abstract painting takes on the image of an ancient spirit form. The application pressure and speed at which I spread a mixture of paints dictated the surface texture. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes varnished and ready to hang.

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

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