Solstice. Acrylic on Canvas. 8 x 8 Inches
This piece is part of a series I call "Crackle Birds". The painting was created using multiple layers of acrylic paints, glazes, and mediums. Acrylic crackle paste creates the crackled background appearance. Molding paste creates raised stenciled areas both on the surface, and deep in the bottom layer. These give the painting rich depth and texture. The birds are made using my own stencils, then painted to give each a unique appearance throughout the series. The birds are a deep blue-green color (they may look black in the photos.)
This piece is painted on canvas, and framed to a finished depth of approximately 1 1/2 inches. The frame is a solid wood black float frame. Frame does not overlap the sides of the painting. Rather the canvas sits inside the frame with a small margin and appears to "float" within the frame. Wired in the back and ready to hang. Signed and dated.