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02-05-2018, 12:37 AM
These pieces are part of a panel assemblage I am doing with a good friend. We're painting separately and then assembling them into a piece. The question will be whether they hold together well and what we need to do to integrate/harmonize the whole piece. We've intentionally used circular elements and pyrrole orange as unifying elements.

Orange 1 (6" x 6", acrylic, resin, glass, paper)

Orange 2 (3" x 18", acrylic, modeling paste, pouring medium, glass)

Orange 3 (6" x 8", acrylic, graphite, acrylic gel, pouring medium)

Orange 4 (9" x 12", acrylic, acrylic gel, pouring medium, polyester)

02-05-2018, 08:43 AM
I like Orange 2 and Orange 4 a LOT. I like the details in both and they're well balanced

02-05-2018, 12:32 PM
Now orange is probably my favorite color and paired with other secondaries, really rocks! I think you and your friend are onto something big here!

Katie Black
02-05-2018, 01:19 PM
Nice work..I'm liking best 1, 4, 2, 3 in that order. :thumbsup:

02-05-2018, 03:02 PM
Rick the geometric master at work I dig them all.

02-05-2018, 05:47 PM
These are great Rick! I d love to get my mitts on some of that resin. It looks like so much fun. Its hard to pick a favorite but I m liking 1 the most. It's so 'out there' its in a class by itself. Like #2 for the exact colors you used for the complements , 3 for the texture and 4 for the depth.

02-05-2018, 06:10 PM
These are fun - I'm partial to orange, I like two and four best.

02-08-2018, 06:25 AM
1 and 2, 4 and 3 for me. 1 stands alone it's so unique. Only crit is that they aren't bigger :)

02-08-2018, 08:19 AM

what's not to like?

02-09-2018, 01:04 AM
Thanks everyone for sharing your responses to these. I'm excited to see how the full piece comes together.

It was difficult, but I felt necessary, to create pieces that have less contrast and design (1 and 3) as well as pieces that are able to stand alone (4 and to a lesser extent 2). When we put the whole piece together, having 7 "stars" would likely become a confounding puzzle to balance. Who knows, we may have a lot of work to do still to harmonize the overall composition.

Christopher, you really should get your hands on some resin. I used ArtResin for this piece. The low VOC feature is key for me, as I'd like to paint well into my second century (yes I am overly optimistic). The piece with the resin has cast acrylic-tinted resin with glass embedded within it, and then clear resin poured atop those cast "bubbles" and other mixed media. I've been surprised at how easy it is to use.

05-19-2018, 08:11 PM
Just the drying and assembly remain. Lisa and I are calling this "Atomic" and it will be 12" x 36" assemblage of mixed media on wood panels.

Will provide a finished pic after assemblage but here is a WIP shot:

Mr. Nobody
05-19-2018, 09:18 PM
Rick... this one catches my curiosity, the orange knocks out of the park, and those resin bubbles just blows my mind... In a way, those bubbles look like something you'd see in macro-photography... Great work!

05-20-2018, 12:55 PM
Rick you are the confectioner of the art world.