the sheen

long river detail4

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.

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Long Blue River

long river 2

Here’s the whole panel of which a detail was featured in the previous post.  It measures 24 x 12 inches.  I’ve been really pushing the paint, going for the texture.

I notice that I really like the color blue.

crepe myrtles in Neopastels

long crepe myrtles prep drawing

I read through the forms using a ball point pen in the previous post, and here I’ve rehearsed the forms in color using Caran d’Ache Neopastels (oil pastel).  The drawing measures 18 x 11 inches.  Didn’t color everything.  It’s just a dress rehearsal, still thinking out loud.

“Koi Silk” at the Art League

koi silk in frame

Got a chance to see the January exhibit at the Virginia Art League and to photograph my oil pastel Koi Silk in situ.  I love the framing which was done by Carriage House Framing.   The whole thing measures 41.5 x 29 inches.

Here’s another view for scale.

koi silk at Art League

The exhibit in historic Old Town Alexandria goes through February 4.

Here’s a link for Carriage House Framing.

http://carriage-house-picture-framing.business.site/