Sunday, February 1, 2009

Full Moon

I once lived in a cottage by a lake, and some nights I would walk down to the water to watch the moon rise over the hills on the far shore. This is what I'm remembering, not a literal rendering, but an abstract memory. - Nancy Boudreau

The painting is 3' x 4' on stretched cotton duck canvas, the upper portion of the painting is sealed with matte clear acrylic, while the lower portion is sealed with high gloss.The painting was started by building a lively substrate of brushstrokes resembling roiling water. Over this, many transparent layers of color were applied using a 4" roller. The paint was thinned with a substance which caused it to foam, creating color that pooled into tiny dots and running streaks, suggesting flowing water.

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