Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Green Nut, 40 x 40 acrylic on canvas

This image is another of the nut series images. It has a bright green surface with many layers of green and organic textures underneath. This image was carved out of the butt of my paintbrush and then painted and erased away many times before the final image resulted. It has been "unearthed" from the surface. Like an "image archaeologist", I dig away at the surface and layers until the right textures remain highlighted and uncovered. It is this adding of pigment and rubbing away that gives it a fine patina look in the end.