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.


Cathie Tonkins said...

The texture in this piece is truely amazing! Way to go!

Sheila said...

Wow!!!! Earthy, almost sensual, a bold statement. I'm almost tempted to pound my desk in enthusiasm over this gorgeous piece. You are just so interesting with your delicate and bright paintings juxtaposed with these heavy, intense sculptures.

Carol Nelson said...

Thanks Cathie and Sheila. I'm always encouraged when fellow artists like one of my paintings. You would love this piece more if you saw it in person.

Dean Grey said...

Is there a particular reason you chose the size you did for this piece? Just curious.

I agree that the photo doesn't show off the 3-D quality as well as it could have. I'd love to see what this looks like with a light hitting it from just the side.


Carol Nelson said...

I have some posts in my house that COULD have art on them, but only if it is long and skinny. Home Depot has boards made out of MDF board that are 3.5 inches wide and 7 feet long. How simple for me to just cut them into desired lengths.
I glue a section of 1x2 on the back to make them stand out from the wall a little.