Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Shadow box #22 ~ The Light Trees

I like this one a lot. It sold at the Chautauqua show this past weekend. It's 10"X10".

I wanted to create a scene I love to see, where trees in the foreground are being lit up in front of a bank of dark trees in the background.

The painting is done with watercolor, charcoal and pastel. I sprayed it with a polyurethane which fixed the pastel dust and made it possible to coat it with acrylic gel medium without smearing. Doing this brought out the colors wonderfully.

The "floor" is covered with drinking straws that have been wrapped in painted masking tape strips. A few beads have been added in the front row.

The frame is made with carved wooden strips, painted and sanded. The box has been painted black and sanded, also.

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