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idylbrush
03-28-2012, 10:51 AM
The original thread is here. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1061982)


20X20" on hardboard panel (I made that!) Acrylic paint with gold printed paper. Lava Texture Gel added along with orange/gold interference.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Mar-2012/36241-start4Lfinal.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Mar-2012/36241-start4L.jpg
detail showing lava texture and interference color.

Linee
03-28-2012, 01:04 PM
Hi Howard. Love the colors in this, especially the blues. They bring a sense of peace amidst the tumultuous splash of red and gold.

BettiePage
03-28-2012, 04:06 PM
This is really great! I love the texture and colors.

Jayde
03-29-2012, 12:18 AM
Lovely colours and some interesting effects!

chammi kaiser
03-29-2012, 04:20 AM
Howard, there are some absolutely wonderful textures in these. The blues against those threads of red make these really sing. Like them both.

noodle1
03-29-2012, 03:07 PM
I'm always in awe of the backgrounds, this one I especially love. The red and orange streaked across the front just really made the rest pop so well too....it's fabulous! I can imagine how in person it makes an even greater impact.

Elaine

ribeyedsmile
03-29-2012, 04:05 PM
i love the mystery of the event.

these works suggest a coalescing at one instance.....yet i know from your posts that these are patient orchestrations of many separate events into ONE

Margaretta
03-29-2012, 06:09 PM
Wow! How long did this take? So many processes and layers and I really love the colours, texture and contrasting control and abandonment.:)

idylbrush
03-29-2012, 06:48 PM
Including building and priming the cradled panel, it took close to four days. Fortunately, there is a bit of down time while waiting for things to dry.

Chia
03-29-2012, 08:13 PM
Lots to love about this! Great layering gives nice depth. I love the soft pastel top of the painting contrasting with that punch of orange & red across the front. Everything in perfect balance!

idylbrush
03-29-2012, 09:07 PM
Chia, thank you, you have no idea how much your kind comments mean to me right now.

Sixoclock
03-30-2012, 08:33 AM
The way the light red blends into the background color is just simply fantastic!!

OkeeKat
03-30-2012, 02:22 PM
LOVED The finish Howard!!
Great color combinations!!

AllisonR
03-30-2012, 05:22 PM
Very pleasing. Your color combination is superb. I bet it looks a lot better IRL with the interference - interference doesn't really work in a photo.

Charlie's Mum
03-30-2012, 05:35 PM
Really good - I like the 'in and out' of the layers creating a sense of mystery - like where is a part heading when it appears to disappear behind another bit - nice!
Really like the bubbly texture too.