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Michael James

Magenta


Acrylic
16 x 20 x 1.5 inches
© 2008

Purchase Options:
Original Work $250.00
Description

"Magenta" is the product of my enjoyment for working while standing over a painting.  There is definitely a different perspective afforded the artist when he/she stands above the canvas, and can observe the progress from 360 degrees, while walking around the work.  The canvas has a different voice than when it's propped upward on an easel.  The journey for the artist is different as well, almost as if you're taking a trip to you're favorite getaway, but now transiting over the road in a low-flying aircraft rather than driving.

The canvas was prepped, then the background laid down with a wet-n-wet technique.  This was accomplished by laying the canvas flat on an elevated table. Once that phase was completed, the canvas was laid out flat on the ground with a larger canvas tarp beneath to capture wild paint specks.  The paint at this phase is applied with various brushes, while utilizing a rapid wrist action to dislodge the paint from the brush.  Once the work is completed it is allowed to dry for several days, then varnished for added protection and vibrance.

Full Artwork Details
Artist: Michael James
Title: Magenta
Date:
Medium: Acrylic
Medium Category: Painting
Genre: Abstract
Original Dimensions: 16 x 20 x 1.5 inches
Copyright: 2008
ArtSlant Awards: Selected as part of the Originals Up To $500 Curation Category
Primary color: 
Tags: magenta, pollockesque

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