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Proteus Rising Painting

Stephen Mitchell

United Kingdom

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 12 W x 36 H x 0.1 D in

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"Proteus Rising" is an original mixed media piece, combining photography with painting. I'm always fascinated by the effects of weathering and erosion on objects that have been left outside for years. This painting is based on a photo I took of a small section of a rusting old watering can. I created this by printing the original photograph onto canvas, and adding layers of acrylic paint, texture paste and ink. The painting put me in mind of a squid, as well as an overhead view of an intricate pattern of rivers In Greek mythology, Proteus is a sea god or god of rivers and bodies of water, and was known for his ability to change form to avoid capture. The painting is framed in a deep profile, black wood frame, as pictured.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:12 W x 36 H x 0.1 D in

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I am fascinated with creating moods using subtle colours, tones and symbolism. I try to capture the essence of a subject by fusing abstraction and realism. My subjects are diverse, I always love the challenge of painting the human form, and am drawn to capturing the innate characteristics of different animals. I've always loved painting gritty industrial landscapes and cityscapes. The way I paint tends to change depending on the subject. I sometimes build up very thick layers, mixing the colours directly on the canvas. Other times I use fluid paint, pouring and splashing. Layers of texture such as newsprint, leaves, and fabric can also help to tell a story.

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