Little Gem 24 – Cooling Magma
acrylic paint on Graphix film
4″ x 4″ image (8″ x 8″ matted and framed behind glass)
Poured Acrylic painting Cooling Magma (Little Gem 24) depicts a mound of cooling lava that contains the thermal layer beneath it that struggles to break free.
Little Gems are small, framed acrylic paintings. I use a sophisticated technique of pouring paint with added chemicals to create luscious intermixed bubbles and waves of color. Paints are selected based on the opacity, density, and color mixing properties of each color, with chemicals added to some (but not all) of them. The paint blends are poured onto Graphix film in layers, tipping and tilting to get the effect I’m after. A butane torch is used to get chemicals to rise to the surface and create cells of color to bubble up.