Sunday, August 6, 2017

New Painting - Seclusion

Final painting completed this week: Seclusion, 36 x 60 x 1.5 inches,
Oil on Canvas, Copyright 2017 Mary Gravelle aka MaryRae Rush
I completed my newest painting this past week.

I love this painting. I have been experimenting with painting with tools other than brushes to get the painting started, finishing it off with brushes as needed in more detailed areas.

I like the finished areas juxtaposed with the lesser evolved areas on this painting. I also love surprises that show up when I allow the painting to be what it wants to be, like the blue shape lower right.

What do you think? What do you like about this painting?

Below are in-process shots. Enjoy. Please leave a comment below.

Photo reference credit goes to Nick's Nature Pics Blog. He graciously permitted me to use his photo of the Turkey Vulture as reference while painting. Thanks, Nick!

Seclusion in-process photo of the under layer.

Seclusion in-process photo of the under layer detail.

About the Author

Mary Rae Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist, author, and creativity catalyst and consultant. She resides in Sedona, Arizona with her loving and efficient assistant, Sir Kitty. Her other services are Sedona Art Hikes, Fluid Expressions Workshop for Empowerment, Igniting Your Intentions, and Wisdom Painting.

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