Blue Summer


Title: Blue Summer
Price: $55.00
Size: 10 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ x 1 3/8″
Year: 2016

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Blue Summer was created using painter’s caulk, acrylic paint, and polyurethane on canvas board. It comes framed without glass.

The Story:

Blue Summer doesn’t have much of a story for me to tell.  I had created another piece using painter’s caulk mixed with acrylic paint.  When I was finished with that one, I had a lot of left over caulk.  This piece and Baby Blues were created from the left over mixture.

I placed the various colors of blues, teal, & a bit of purple on the canvas board haphazardly.  Using a good-sized paintbrush, I created a swirling pattern.  This blended the colors in a swirling pattern.  Then, at various intervals I pulled upwards with the brush creating little peaks to emphasize the swirl and to add a bit of extra interest.  Also, I can’t help but to add texture to my work.  It’s an odd compulsion I have.

Once it was dried, I carefully brushed a dark blue acrylic paint onto the peaks.  The center of the spiral was painted with a teal acrylic paint.  After the paint dried, the entire piece was sealed with a high gloss polyurethane.  The gloss of the polyurethane really makes this piece especially vibrant.

The piece is framed in a deep, black metal frame.  There is no glass due to the texture.  It comes with a sawtooth hanger.