September 7, 2017 by smithartonline
The Debate began as a test piece seeking a new medium for the base texture. I have been investigating various media to build up a texture: as of this time I have used Liquitex Modeling Paste. It works well, but the price point is a bit over what most artists can easily afford on a grand scale. I tried a commercial wall covering but found it tends to peel off. As of this writing, There is a reason one buys pricier materials.
I abandoned the experiment and made up a finished work.
I discovered a stack of partially used canvas boards in my daughter’s room…some being more than twenty years old and of no use to the original owner. So…I confiscated them.
This piece is a standard canvas panel which I cradled then textured with Modeling Medium. I went into my collection of add-ons and pretty much randomly pulled out bits and bobs, attaching them to the surface as the spirit so moved. Hand painting a base coat of acrylic paint, then airbrushing texture and forms completed the work.
When all was done, the piece found its own name.