One More Table Top Class Piece

Tabletopclassblogbig2Diane Culhane’s painting technique involves layers and layers of overlapping color. She achieves a depth and richness that fascinates. And her compositions? Well, they’re fairytale’ish delights revealing new details each time you look. I could explore them for hours.

In class we practiced her method of overlapping semi-transparent acrylic glazes. Developing a painting this way is both magical and maddening. Too many layers and the wonderful mystery of the color build is lost. Problem is, you don’t know you’ve blown it until it’s too late. Here is my first experiment with this method. I felt kind of like the creepy doll perched precariously, below…

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(8.5″ x  11″ acrylic and pen & ink on hot press paper)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

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