|"Harbor Lights" - 48" x 24" acrylic on 1.5" thick canvas|
That said - I had fun making this piece. It was large (48" x 24") so I painted the background inside on my wall (I use a big piece of stretched canvas on my wall as a backdrop and hang the piece I'm working on with a nail). When the background dried, I took the piece outside and placed it on top of a large plastic tarp. Next I grabbed my bottles of Lukas acrylic paints and started squirting them across the canvas. Then I took a credit card and started slicing in my design.
The end result is a city that looks like it's on fire or in the midst of a celebration or perhaps both? I'm thinking of blocking in some more colors with the buildings and toning down the blue and red.
Definitely a far cry from the neutrals I've worked with this past year, right? And a bit shocking for my own eyes, but truth be told, I kind of like it!