Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Number Eleven

Balls of Fire acrylic 14" x 11"

All summer, these geraniums graced a half whiskey barrel beneath our front porch. October 15th the frost got them, but not before I did some photography.

I enjoyed playing with glazes here; treating the acrylics like watercolours to begin with, employing flooding and pooling of colour and the obvious splattering. Although it isn't terribly noticeable in the photo, when I glazed the background with Iridescent Pearl it gave the piece an antiqued look. Oh, I love the iridescent and metallic colours, but I do go easy with them (when I am brave enough to use them) to avoid having my paintings look tacky. I draw the line at glitter!

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