Thursday, June 5, 2008
Swimming Upstream is an acrylic painting, the dimensions of which are 19 X 12 inches. Its charm comes from observing the many semi-transparent layers and textures it took to create the painting. Searching through the image to locate a recognizable object becomes a secondary task. The cloudy semi-transparent areas of thinned white gesso serve to define the tall surreal figure in the middle of the painting., but should you not see her, do not be dismayed. For each viewer, something different may appear, and the cloudy white gesso gives an eerie feel to the piece. The design radiates outward from the center. The painting is finished with a high gloss layer of Mod Podge. It will be displayed in my Etsy Shop. Additional information is available with a click here.