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Friday, May 27, 2011

Layers and Texture

Recital
The Recital 12" X 12" mixed media for Theme Thursday

This little painting was the last piece I completed for the Buckhead Arts Festival, and it's all about the color and texture. I started this one by slathering on thick- bodied acrylic paint with a big palette knife, and I kept building layers until I was pleased with the basic composition. Then, I added some shading with oil pastels and inks and, at the very last minute, I added some charcoal lines, which seemed to pull the whole thing together, for some reason. There's something edgy about black charcoal that just does it for me.

10 comments:

Poetic Artist said...

I love the color and I can almost touch all that texture..
Katelen

Bren said...

Oh the only way this could be better is if it was on a really big canvas! Love the colours, rich and deep and truly there is something about adding that touch of charcoal that gives it the final punch. Beautifully done, they are going to love it at the Arts Festival.

Faye said...

Gorgeous , Kathy. I enlarged it to get a really good look at the charcoal and it really does add something special to the overall look.

Janet Ghio said...

I love the black charcoal lines and I can see why you named this the recital

priti.lisa said...

Your work is astounding...color,color everywhere! Congrats on the successful Art Show! ♥

Yvonne said...

AWESOME piece, Kathy!

Marit said...

Ooohhh... I wish I could stand with my nose to the canvas... to touch it and admire it's layers and depths... gorgeous!

Taluula said...

Kathy, this makes me think of sailing ships and stormy seas .... I love it.

penny4thoughts said...

Wonderful layers, bold colors and texture - a beautiful piece!

Sacred Yoli said...

Great piece! I love the charcoal detailing as well. It works!