Mystery Technique #50

MT#50, ©Elizabeth Sanford

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This is a close-up of a painting inspired by a dream about Georgia O’Keeffe; it’s part of an older series from graduate school.  I began with loosely painted acrylic shapes and spatters on Arches Cover. After they dried, I used paper stencils and spray paint to create a series of overlapping petal shapes, varying my distance from the paper to vary the density of the paint; I also added abstract outlines of petals with colored pencils. Next I used thin washes of acrylic to suggest some depth.

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