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This painting was inspired by an autumn afternoon. I love the transformation the earth takes in the fall in New York. The sun is brighter, and the leaves turn orange and red. Everything appears to be moving and nothing stands still. By exaggerating the curve of the landscape, I depicted the rotational movement of the earth. I created a cut through the large tree and the land to reveal the energy below the earth's crust. I enjoy playing with scale, distance, and visual effects in my work. It fascinates me to create paintings that show a view of the earth beyond its physical reality. As an artist, I love to challenge our perspective of reality. This acrylic painting is very detailed with soft blending techniques, and sections of abstract pouring featuring a semi gloss finish. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.
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.
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