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Rhapsody on the Sea, original acrylic and mixed media

$ 7,700.00

Original acrylic painting, 36″ h x 48 ” w on 1.5″ deep stretched canvas.  The painting is continued around the edges.  Signed on back.  Wired with picture wire and ready to hang, unframed.

Signed on back.  Ships free in the USA (or pick it up in Boston).

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Original acrylic painting, 36″ h x 48 ” w on 1.5″ deep stretched canvas.  The painting is continued around the edges.  Signed on back.  Wired with picture wire and ready to hang, unframed.

Signed on back.  Ships free in the USA (or pick it up in Boston).  Please inquire about shipping to other locations – I can usually cover most of the costs.  Original paintings from my shop ship fully insured with a typical turnaround time of roughly 10 business days (less for small items).  Once they’re with the shipper, actual transit times vary by destination.

 

I will gladly exchange or refund work that you do not like if notified within 30 days of receipt.  Customer pays the shipping on returns and/or exchanges.  Most people like them better in person.

 

Prints are also available 

Print and original leasing is available through Turning Art (link takes you right to the item page, but you’ll have to sign up with them)

 

Notes

Rhapsody on the Sea incorporates the information gleaned from several studio experiments with acrylics, acrylic media, and media that mix well with acrylic. The earlier studio experiments suggested some new ideas to try and incorporate.

In other works extruded transparent and translucent media were layered over and under liquid media of varying transparency, translucency and tint. This approach creates a transparent paint film with a tangible depth. Ghostly textures can be incorporated into the transparent film by layering extruded heavy gels under the more liquid media. Marbled effects are achieved by tinting liquid media. Combinations of metallic paint, powder and foil create active metallic areas with a lot of movement.

These ideas are all incorporated into Rhapsody on the Sea, creating an abstracted seascape that is textured, turbulent, full of soft detail down to the microscopic level, active and changeable.

 

Shellac inks were added to change the mixing behavior in layers of color where marbled effects were engineered in. Glass beads were used as both texture elements (flow manipulators) and as light reflectors.

The Original is acrylic with mica, metal powder and foil, retroreflective glass beads, glass lenses, calcined gravel and sand and shellac ink.