acrylic paint on Graphix film
4″ x 4″ image (8″ x 8″ matted and framed behind glass)
Tidal Pools are isolated pockets of water remaining on a reef, shore platform, or beach after the tide has receded. This colorful version hints at the abundance of life teaming in these little pools.
Tidal Pool is a small, framed and matted poured acrylic painting behind glass. I begin by selecting my paints, taking into account the opacity, density, and color mixing properties of each color. I add floetrol (an additive that improves flow and leveling of paint) and silicone. The big moment comes when I pour the liquid concoction onto Graphix film, tilting and tipping to get the look I want. I use a butane torch to get cells of color to bubble up to the surface.