Surface matters

(final 8/2)

I got super interested in texture after finishing this piece (on burlap) and am taking a different approach with this one (on linen, a super fine alternative to the heavy weave of burlap) which got under way at the same time (and is now also done).

First image is a study I did to see just how thick I could get with some acrylic gel and still get the texture of the burlap… second pick shows how physical this substance is. The drawing was a freestyle directly onto the canvas which I haven’t done in a while (and probably won’t repeat).

I also thought a lot about the idea of the composition and materials feeling Modernist and letting the palate- while still “retro”- harken to later in the 20th Century.

Author: sterlingsart

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