Pushing boundaries, breaking rules Art by Petra Meikle de Vlas.
A look into the studio of this Mixed Media Artist while creating her new ocean art collection. This work represents the effects of reactions between mixed mediums, creating chemistry between pigments carried by different mediums, attracting and repelling from each other, resulting in ocean and coral reef like formations.
Each painting is created differently, with different methods, and a different combination of techniques. Before being sealed, a single painting could have had multiple layers of work on it, ranging from the original pour, to sanding back looking for patterns under dried paint, rubbing in ink or more paint to stain or add colour, and working on and enhancing areas where possible.
"The Drop Off" derived from a very unmixed dirty pour. (paints added together and poured at the same time). Immediately after pouring this it took on a life of its own, an abstract impression of an aerial ocean scene unfolded before my eyes in a matter of seconds. Not at all what I had in mind to create, but I have learned to literary "go with the Flow" when something like this happens. There was a little manipulation to insure the general flow was in sync, but I must say, this painting really painted itself. "The Drop off" is where the reef ends and the deep water begins, it applies mainly to the reefs surrounding oceanic islands and atolls. 82 x 204 cm Mixed Media. Details and photos of this painting are in the link Art Lovers Australia
Posted by Art by Petra Meikle de Vlas on Saturday, June 29, 2019
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