This began as an experiment with absorbent grounds. I am happy and surprised with the result as I seemed to have done something a bit different than normal. I guess that’s what experimenting is all about. This mixed media acrylic painting measures 18 x 12 inches on gallery board. It is ready to hang and sealed with archival varnish for protection. The colors are bright, shimmering and saturated. Gold mica flake is also applied for texture, light reflection, and balance. If interested in purchasing this piece, please click here.
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We’ve all heard of body painting. What we might be used to seeing is a sexy expression of nude bodies painted with intricate detail to give the impression the model is wearing clothes. I recently came across an artist profile on PBS, Alexa Meade who uses the reverse of the trompe l’oeil technique in her art work. It is amazing and inspiring. I love how she challenges our perception through her installations, painting, and photography.
Her work can be seen here on her website as well: http://www.alexameade.com