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Drifting in a Meteor Shower 2012

Drifting in a Meteor Shower

Media: Acrylic/mixed media (read below for more details)
Size: 22 x 28 in., gallery wrapped canvas
Painted: 2012

Usually I limit my texture and the quantity of different techniques I use in my paintings, but for this piece I wanted to do “more” with it. I started with priming the canvas and then spreading two different layers of mica flakes. After that I used a “wash” of metallic pigment and then another layer of Japanese gold for the background before creating the tree. After I created the tree I used paper and adhered different colored to the ground, creating that multi-colored and somewhat leaf-like appearance.

For those interested how I made this piece: This painting has a lot going on with it, including techniques that don’t allow for prints to be easily created. This makes this painting a one-of-a-kind, one where a print would not be an honest recreation of the work. Also, because of the multiple metallic and light catching materials I opted to use, the appearance of this piece can alter dramatically depending upon where it is hung. The somewhat purple-ish “ground” on the painting almost entirely disappears if this piece is hung in a low-light room. Placing this piece in a brightly lit area will result in the subtle colors appearing more prominent (such as some of the light rose-gold appearing more rosey than gold). This painting is dramatic while still having a serene atmosphere to it. The many different textures to it also allow it to become a different piece based upon where it is presented.

This piece has been sold and is no longer available for purchase. Please continue to look through the gallery for other interesting interesting pieces or e-mail me at Emily@createdbyemily.com to inquire about a commission.