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Beautiful Chaos, 16 x 28 oil on panel , detail,  natural light

Beautiful Chaos 16 x 28 oil and cold wax on panel

I have always loved the beautiful curved lines and textures of Reeds and Marsh grasses. This one is was done with palette knife and oil paint on a wood panel from photos and sketches of Sweetwater Wetlands Park. This painting is not framed and is supported by wood stretchers on the back to stabilize it.  There is a black line around the edge of the painting and it floats off the wall 3/4 of an inch.  I included gold metal leaf to better convey the feeling of the golden Broom Sedge in the autumn light. I tried to capture the feeling of the place with all its colors and textures.  I see interesting compositions everywhere I look at this location and want to paint them all!  So I started the series "Reeding Between The Lines" The addition of cold wax medium to the oil paint during the painting process allows the build up of textures and gives a satin/mat surface to the finished painting. For more information about the making of this painting check the blog post here

It is impossible to adjust the colors of a painting to all the screens involved with getting the image on the web. I find that the truest colors come from viewing on my ipad. But the colors on all screes seem to appear more saturated than the true colors. The colors will also change with the lighting in your room depending on the time of day and light source.

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