I use an interesting technique that enables me to paint in a watercolour style on canvas. This involves applying a molding paste base that creates an absorbent surface which the fluid acrylics can bleed and flow on. It also creates some interesting textures which show through in the finished works, giving them an ‘alive’ quality.

You can see some of the underlying texture in these photos, which are sections from one of my latest paintings called Gale. It is perfect for this style of painting, which also involves masking out areas and over-painting them to create the leaf textures.
If you are interested in seeing this painting in the flesh you can view it at the Oxford Gallery, on the Main Street of Oxford township. It is part of a group exhibition running for the month of May 2012.

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