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Crocus Minuet II
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Crocus Minuet II is an original acrylic painting on stretched canvas, showcasing the first blooms of purple and white crocuses in the garden grasses against a wooden garden border. A dance of purple and white crocus burst forth from the first grasses of spring. Loose palette knife brushstrokes convey the energy of Spring as it conquers Winters quiet. Painted on acid free gallery wrap stretched canvas, with Winsor and Newton professional grade acrylic paint. This piece is hand trimmed in metallic silver acrylic paint for a finished edge, which can serve as a faux liner should you choose to frame the piece. The artwork measures 8 x 10 inches. The back of the piece is fully papered and hanging hardware is pre-attached for your convenience. Packed with care in a corrugated box rated up to 200 pounds crushproof.
If you are looking for Playful Botanical Style Floral Art, look no further! Painted with passion from memory, imagination or my own reference snapshots. I let the paint take me where I need to go, then add a touch of ink to give each piece a stylish pop.
I work in two contrasting methods and styles which give me a sense of artistic balance and reflect both the chaos and order in nature, which is my predominant subject matter. My intuitive method begins with a basic color palette which is added to instinctively as the piece develops.
In this method I draw upon memories of experiences in the natural world, such as trips out West or walks on one of many of Michigan’s lakeshores. Channeling feelings of movement and color, I use acrylic with both a brush and a palette knife to model the scene. This leads to either highly abstract works or pieces where discernible landscape structures become apparent, such as a hill, a mountain, a cliff or a grouping of vegetation.
When working intuitively with watercolors, I will begin painting after observing my subject for numerous hours, such as clouds or birds. Then as I work, images simply present themselves. As the story unfolds, I will add and delete pigments at great length to form an image, and adjust my palette instinctively.
My second method involves a great deal of contemplation and planning. It begins with a snapshot of an intimate moment experienced outdoors. A blossom, cloudscape, or waterline is captured as a print, and then key elements are extracted to create the painting. I will play around with the composition, create palette swatches, rough sketches and ultimately transfer the sketch to paper or canvas in preparation to paint.
In both methods, I allow the pigments to mingle or overlap freely, creating their own language of color, and after they dry apply black ink to create further motion in broad undulating strokes, or develop form with extensive stippling. The finished piece suggests the reference material, but rarely resembles it.
The artwork is completed when I feel it reaches the level of visual emotion it needs to tell a story that others can enjoy.
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