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Painting: Acrylic, Spray Paint, Airbrush on Wood.
This series is about my personal memories. I revisited the beaches on the East Coast that I lived near and went to frequently. This scene is from Virginia Beach, 80th Street, where my mother had a beach cottage when I was in my early twenties. I came back one winter to take photos and from those, this series was painted. At the time, and to this day, I am interested in what I call arbitrary color...that is an Expressionist/Modernist idea that color can reflect our inner emotions. Obviously I was a little excited about this place and the memories it held.
I recently returned to painting in acrylic because I want lots of texture in my work and want to be able to paint in layers that dry quickly. I have found that acrylic is a completely different medium than oil and that it suits my "impatience".
Painted in acrylic on hardboard, and varnished this work is stable and will last several generations. The painting is unframed, but will easily fit a standard 12x12" frame. Framing is a subjective thing, so I generally will paint on panels in standard sizes to allow for easy framing, and for the collector to be part of the aesthetic process.
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