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Fall's Gold

James Latourrette's avatar James Latourrette

This is a mixed media painting of fall leaves in Atlanta, Ga, including a reference photo, which I took in 2014. This painting is planned as four canvasses, of which these are the first two. I am also making a video log and hope to make it available when complete. There are two techniques that I want to explain. First, I'm using a synthetic clear plastic, pourable, casting resin for my base medium for the painting. The process is painting glaze, and the traditional method involves a thin, semitransparent layer, sometimes over an underlayer, that allows light to reflect through layers and give a "glow from within" look. I have modified this to use acrylic paint in clear plastic layers for a "super glaze", with a semi stained glass look. Secondly, the painting and the digitally edited nature photography are integrated as part of the final process.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3/4 in
  • Medium: acrylic in casting resin on canvas
  • Width: 72 in
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 48 in