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48.000 x 20.000 x 0.750 inches
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Painting - Oil And Alkyd On Canvas
Original Oil painting on canvas, approx 44 in x 18 in.
A fanciful semi-abstract (abstract realist) underwater or aquarium scene with groupings of bright fish. The fish are offset by bold blue on blue brushwork with hints of green and violet, suggesting a jewel-toned sea.
The background blue was laid in first as a series of wet translucent layers. Turpentine was flicked onto the canvas to create contrasting white drips and �bubbles� and to texture the water background. While the blue background was still quite wet, a squeegee tool was used to sketch out the outlines and textures in the fish, creating a negative image in white. The effect is rather like scratchboard drawing. Translucent and transparent glazes of color were laid over the fish, using a gel impasto medium. The painting was finished by adding painted details in alkyd color with a fine brush.
October 20th, 2010
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