the sheen

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Acrylic paint has a pleasant sheen.  You can see the reflection of light on the surface in this detail from the lower half of the Long Blue River featured in the previous post.  The material, the paint surface itself, has its own beauty.

little dabs

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Working further on the Long River picture (its working title), I’ve turned my attention to little spots of paint.  I have no system.  It’s all experimentation — just seeing what rhythm seems to work in the small passages.

This is a detail of a panel that measures 24 x 12 inches.

The motif began here