acrylic paint on Graphix film
4″ x 4″ image (8″ x 8″ matted and framed behind glass)
Glowing metal furnaces, ablaze with heat, transform chunks of metal into a flowing fiery liquid. These sparking rivers of steel inspired the fluid look in this painting.
Melting Steel is a small, framed and matted poured acrylic painting. 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.