My first painting in years-
The starting point for this piece began with me pouring various batches of paints leftover from other projects onto a canvas I had brushed over with Open Acrylic Medium.
I then pressed a sheet of wadded up wax paper into the wet paint- mashed it into the canvas with my hands and then peeled it off slowly from several angles. Then I pressed a sheet of muslin cloth into it . The wax paper left interesting dendritic patterns- the cloth left hints of shadow and form.
After the initial painting dried for a week or so I then went in and layer by layer worked up the patterns I initially saw. Gradually it developed into this peculiar cross between an aerial view of some azure sea and a colony of anemone like forms.
I really like how the deep ultramarine blue turned out after glazing it with thin layers of pthalo turquoise and green- it’s looks bottomless.
If you like complex pieces with infinite detail (like I do) then this painting should be as enjoyable to stare at as it was to make. No matter how long you look you will always find something else. Note: these photos really don’t do this piece justice- and the colors are not exaggerated. *stay safe- and productive * 😊