mixed media sunflower painting

Sunflower Life Cycle

Mixed media painting on canvas.  20.5″ x 14.25″.

This is an older painting that I uncovered a few years ago in a half-finished state.  I’ve worked on it periodically since then and now it’s finished.  It is composed of spray paint, some acrylic paint, oil paint and some heavy layers of clear acrylic spray.  In between the layers of paint I sprayed a generous serving of the clear acrylic.  The intention was to give an added element of depth – or I should say the illusion of space.

Sunflower Life Cycle detail 1

Some interesting things happened to the layers of paint.  As seen above, the acrylic paint underneath the clear acrylic spray ended up cracking and crazing.  In some areas of the painting, the clear gloss gets foggy or blurry.  In others, there are little air bubbles locked into the painting (as seen below).

Sunflower Life Cycle detail 2

About AlexEConrad

Fine artist. Freelance designer.
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