Cobalt panel (working title), acrylic/printmaking, 6 x 18
By Elizabeth Seaver
I have declared finished (for now) the eighth and final of the 6 x 18 canvases, five of which have trees on them. Here it is in a previous post. The underpainting was done in cobalt blue. I'm really happy with the patterns of the overlaid block prints. It is almost like mosaic or cloth.
Besides cobalt blue, my palette included quinacridone nickel azo, quinacridone red, phthalo turquoise, titanium white and a black I mixed using phthalo blue and burnt umber. I used essentially these same colors in some combination in all eight canvases. I did also use prussian blue in a few of the paintings. I have loved finding all the beautiful colors that can be mixed with such a limited palette.
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An article for which I was interviewed was in our local paper yesterday. They printed color reproductions of the work of several of the participants in Arts Healing Journey, including my peacock painting, otherwise known as When Cultures Collide. I'm including it here.
When Cultures Collide , acrylic/collage, 36 x 24
Elizabeth W. Seaver, artist
I hope you will take a look at the article. It is a great idea--a traveling art show organized by Hospice and celebrating the healing properties of art.
It was a pretty big day, all in all, because when I checked the website of the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, I found that they'd used my image of My Other Car is a Jaguar for the postcard and flier.
I want to extend a warm welcome and big thank you to my newest followers. Please let me know what you're thinking by leaving a comment.