Antique Poppies, 12x12, acrylic


This is one of a series called Antique Poppies. Using acrylic mediums, the petals are sculpted on the canvas before painting, giving a 3D appearance. I've taught this technique in several workshops. After painting, the entire canvas is given a wash of burnt umber acrylic, which then settles in the crevases created by the acrylic medium. The wash tones down the intensity of the colors and gives an "antique" look to the painting. SOLD

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2 comments:

Lori said...

I love how these look, very cool technique!

Carol Nelson said...

Thanks, Lori. Live near Denver? I'll let you know when my next workshop on this will be.