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"Gathering Form"

Susan B Wise's avatar Susan B Wise

As I'm painting, my initial brushwork is unstructured and spontaneous, my mind is playful and non-judgemental. Many layers are applied and initially the canvas is bursting with unrestrained energy and variety. I then use subtractive processes; scratching, digging and covering sections of canvas to edit out the superfluous, the excess, so that essential relationships, movement, texture and depth are revealed. A successful painting awakens the ghosts of memory, has music and voice, putting texture on the tone. Abstract Mixed Media Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5"
  • Medium: acrylic painting
  • Width: 58"
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 46"