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I was climbing a sand dune somewhere along the Oregon coast. These hills are so big and important seeming, and yet they are so impermanent... ever changing in small ways. It seemed important to remember that life is similar... no epic wins or failures will ever stay in one place. So, I called this Pinnacle of Sand.
This was also my first piece where I used the refillable Molotow paint markers with small tips. I was hoping to find a way to get finer details into smaller paintings. The ratio of this small dot means that a painting this size (6" x 6") takes about 4 hours to create. Small but mighty!
I painted this piece on a wood panel that was pre-treated with clear gesso to let the warmth of the blond wood to show. The edges are left unfinished with the exception of the signature on the right side. This piece is on a cradled wood panel and 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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