Addison Paige #42 A World Almost Whitewashed
36" x 36" x 1 7/8" Acrylic, ink and charcoal on canvas. 2014
This is one of those paintings that I struggled with for so long trying many different techniques and ideas out on it but when I was about to give up on it and completely gesso over it I decided not to waste all the under painting but instead let the complexity of color and line peek through the canceling layer of white. The depth that this created gives the viewer something new to find each time they look at it. It has a wonderful layering of delicate wispy brush strokes that excites me so much. I think of this painting as bring covered with a veil of secrecy.
I have continued the painting over the edge of the gallery wrapped canvas so that this painting does not require framing.