The “Senses, Sea and Shores” series of paintings cover a wide range of abstractions of reality. From abstract expressions of human emotion, to things we can find in our gardens or around us, to the ever-changing shapes in moving water.
The range of possibilities is limited only by our imagination and the ability to “see” the real in abstract ways. This is the first of the Rainbow Series painting inspired by the randomness I see in bodies of water. It’s named Blue Delta. This is a Dutch pour that was my first attempt to blend the metallic powder with the acrylic paint. I was a little conservative with the amount of powder I used, but I still got some really good metallic effects.
This is the first piece I created for the original Rainbow Pride Series of six works. Blue was the dominant color in a Dutch Pour over a white foundation. Doing the first Pride Series was inspired by what I saw at a Washington DC Pride parade. It was so full of color and energy that I wanted to create collections of works that featured themes of the primary and secondary colors in the rainbow.
This piece was also the first piece that combined the acrylic paint with a special emulsion of metallic powder and acrylic media. I had to experiment quite a bit with the powders, but now they are a feature of all the fluid art I create (and sometimes in the heavy body palette knife works as well).
And one other thing that I'll mention about fluid art - the result can sometimes feature something completely unexpected. Like the woodland creature so many people see in this piece. Can you find it?
The canvas measures 12x12 inches, and it would be approximately 14x14 inches framed.