Low Tide 1, 9029, mixed media abstract collage
I really like the way this painting turned out. The exciting thing about abstracts, for me, it that I never quite know in advance how they will turn out.
The problem with this photo is that it doesn't really show the fantastic texture of this piece. The texture was achieved using Tyvek and acrylic modeling compound (see earlier post about these materials). Also, the white areas are actually aluminum reflecting the light and one tiny mirror square which appears white on the top photo and black on the bottom photo. These reflective surfaces allow the light to dance off this painting - very cool.
The aluminum is a product I found at Home Depot called Nashua tape. The aluminum is very thin and has a sticky back. The tape is about 2 inches wide. Other materials used are micaceous iron oxide, and fine pumice gel and metallic acrylic paints. The dimensions of this painting are 3.5 x 15 inches.