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“Construction Site 2” evokes thoughts of architecture, construction, and the structure of the tall buildings in America. This is a decidedly urban work, a city painting devoted to visually challenging its viewers. It is an important and pivotal work within my oeuvre. It is a bold piece that is sure to enhance any residential room or professional office. The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas and framed in a fine, handcrafted and reinforced oak frame. The frame adds a sense of modernity and honest simplicity to the piece.
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.
Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.
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