Check my portfolio for 6 new pieces from the past few months! I’ve been working in acrylics lately, using acrylic glazing medium to make my acrylics behave a bit like oils in glazes that dry a LOT faster!
“Revontulet” – acrylic on canvas, 2.5 feet x 5 feet. A painting of the aurora borealis. I wanted to create the atmosphere of a distant memory of this event, almost mystical and mythical in scope. I used a dark indigo ground and mixed a little metallic blue paint into the wispy light areas that I built up slowly with very thin layers of glaze to make it stand out.
“Foggy Night” 18″x24″, acrylic on canvas board. A foggy night over a riverbank. I tried a new effect with a hazy, cloudy background and pointillism laid over it using metallic paint. I wanted to create the impression of droplets against a glass window, or a car windshield, and I wanted the sharpness of the dots to make the fogginess of the background look even hazier in contrast. This is an imaginary landscape.
“Annexation” acrylic on canvas, 32″x18″ A harrowing image of a child being abducted by the Slender Man. I used pointillism laid over a blue and purple solid ground to emphasize the barely remembered, nightmarish aspects of the mythical event. This painting explores irrational fears of the dark and of being a child alone in a vast, scary place.
“Nude with Drapes” acrylic on canvas, 18″x24″. A basic portrait with a model. I used thin glazes of acrylic to create a gauzy effect.
“Cistern Branches” acrylic on wood, 18″x12″. Tree branches in the Cistern yard at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.
“Cistern Bench” acrylic on canvas board, 9″x12″. Another view of the beautiful, historic Cistern at CofC, in Charleston, SC. My favourite place on campus (when it’s not full of mosquitoes).