Title: The Aquarion Formation
Size: 12.25″ x 12.25″ x 1″
The Aquarion Formation was created using acrylic paint, pouring medium, silicone oil, and matte varnish on a canvas board. It comes framed in a black metal frame without glass.
More about this painting:
The Aquarion Formation was always meant to be apart of the Intergalactic Series. The base color is Payne’s Gray, my favorite background color for the series. In addition to that, I used neon purple, a deep teal and a few drops of white. The only color to have oil added was the teal.
When this dried, I was struck by how vibrant it was. I struggled with what I could actually do to it to make it a space themed abstract. The lower corner was a bit empty so I decided that a asteroid belt might work. Normally I hand paint the stars on this piece but this time I used a splatter technique.
The asteroids were painted after the splatter stars. I wanted a very non-uniform shape so I used cotton swabs & built up layers starting with light gray & moving into a metallic black. I painted over them all with a wash of white followed by a wash of Payne’s gray. The whole painting was finished with a matte varnish for an added layer (2 actually) of protection.
The title was chosen because I wanted something that included the word “aqua” but also slightly abstracted the word. I played with various combinations of sounds until I hit upon ‘aquarion.’ As it turns out, there is an anime series named Aquarion Formation but that was coincidental. I have added it to my ‘must watch’ list to see if it’s any good.