Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sound Current

This is an acrylic painting on watercolor paper. I tape down the edges of the paper first, using removable masking tape. When I peel up the tape after the painting is dry, I have a very nice border around the image. My inspiration for this painting came from the current on the water. Where I live, the Puget Sound is constantly changing colors and textures, from the wind, the clouds, the sun--even the rain. Snakes of current travel with the tides, the current moving in or out of bays and along inlets. It's beautiful, the smooth texture reflecting the light, edging the rougher grays. Of course the colors in this piece make use of artistic license.

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