Little Gem 2 – Cresting Wave
acrylic paint on Graphix film
4″ x 4″ image (8″ x 8″ matted and framed behind glass)
The poured acrylic painting, Cresting Wave, depicts the foamy tips of a wave as it crests over the deep blue ocean swells.
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.