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Red Porch Rendezvous II, Mixed Media

Red Porch Rendezvous II, Mixed Media

Price: $250.00

Cadmium and Vermilion Reds with Gold Ochre and Willow Charcoal

On a walking tour of Richmond, Virginia I was fascinated with backyard gardens. You know those private secluded spaces where we find refuge from the world. I was especially intrigued by this one because of the red with earth tones. And I love how just a few slight branches from the trees slice into view.

Mixing media, I used soft willow charcoal and oil paint on an archival canvas panel. It is sealed with satin varnish, no glass is required. Fits standard 8x10 frame. Mates with Red Porch Rendezvous I.

Original Mixed Media Painting on Archival Canvas Panel, Unframed.

8" x 10"

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Fusion Technique

This one-of-a-kind hybrid original is half drawing, half painting. Mixing media, I used soft willow charcoal and oil paint on an archival canvas panel. This original mixed media fusion work is sealed with satin varnish, no glass is required.

My Fusion technique stems from 20 years of working almost exclusively with pastels. Moving to oils, I longed to capture the gesture and intensity of pastel in paint. I experimented with many mediums en plein air and in the studio. During a 2013 Artist Residency at Musee de La Grande Vigne in Dinan, France, I developed my fusion technique with willow charcoal and oil wash.

In developing an idea, I first make thumbnail sketches with a soft pencil in my journal. Loose and gestural, these studies have only scribbly dark and light shapes created with overlapping lines, like the one below. When one of them speaks to me, I try out color ideas on larger ochre-toned canvas panels. As color takes the lead, magic happens. 

thumbnail sketch


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