This piece was inspired by the vistas in the coastal area, the color, the feel, and the lines. The painting is multi-layered using brushes, painting knives, squeegees and various mark making tools.
This piece was made with acrylic, pencil, oil pastel, and cold wax on a cradled wood panel with finished black edges. It is finished with cold wax for a luxurious feel and framed in a wood floater frame.
Julie Weaverling’s abstract paintings are organic yet deliberate. She approaches her work with a well-developed idea, then begins applying paint. Julie experiments with transparent and opaque layers that metaphorically represent the human condition. She focuses on the idea of compartmentalizing: humans separate their work from their secrets, their friends from their traumas, creating many layers to the self. “What is hidden is sometimes more revealing than what is seen,” Julie says. Through the scraping and layering of color, the artist asks the viewer to consider what lies underneath.