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Textured with Sand, Sparkled by Sunlight

August 31, 2013
Tierra 17 - Acrylic and Sand on Cradled Panel, 10x10x2 inches

Tierra 17 – Acrylic and Sand on Cradled Panel, 10x10x2 inches

I enjoyed the process of creating this painting, with many layers of built-up textures and lots of transparency. Part of the texture is sand, and with the high gloss gel, creates a glare that is difficult to photograph in my quick outdoor setup. For instance, where you see little pinpoints of white, you are seeing reflected sunlight. But I hope it gives you some idea. I’ve gone back and forth about how much gloss to use in my paintings. I think the individual painting has to dictate that decision.

Sunlight and sand can’t be all bad.

20 Comments leave one →
  1. August 31, 2013 7:35 pm

    I love this, the colour is wonderful and all my favourites. As I look at the small square image on my phone it reminds me of a tile and I can just see this as a beautiful tile.

  2. September 2, 2013 6:34 am

    I like the translucent effect in the painting.

  3. September 3, 2013 10:16 am

    That is freaking gorgeous!

  4. September 3, 2013 6:08 pm

    Absolutely stunning, love the use of sand!

  5. warholitos permalink
    September 4, 2013 7:45 pm

    we really like it. congratulations!

  6. September 18, 2013 10:56 pm

    I LOVE texture, and as an artist myself, I understand that is is difficult to photograph our paintings, esp. when there is sheer or texture. Very interesting texture and colour in this one, Martha. Nice to meet you, too.

    • September 29, 2013 11:06 am

      Thank you so much, Lucy! I truly appreciate your visit and your feedback. I am going to your facebook page to check things out. Can’t wait to see!

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