Monthly Archives: January 2014

Beach 6

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Beach 6 – Acrylic on Canvas –8” x 8”

This painting is 6th in a series inspired by natural patterns observed on an ocean beach.

Inspiration

I was walking a nearly deserted beach late in the season and was intrigued by a series of lines and furrows in the wet sand and wondered about their source. The lines were generally bulging but etched or inverted in others as though some small mollusk or wriggling insect were tunneling in a wavering pattern just below the surface.

Method:

The lines in the painting were formed with acrylic medium which I coaxed into shape with cotton swabs, and the painting employs a number of additional techniques including acrylic glazes, alcohol resist and liquid paints applied with brush and dropper.

Janet Whittle Freedman
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Beach 5

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Beach 5 – Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 12”

This painting is 5th in a series inspired by natural patterns observed on an ocean beach.

Inspiration

The lacelike sea foam patterns left on the beach by waves long returned to the sea. These rows were each of varying pattern, illustrating for me the wonder apparent in the endless variety of nature.

Method:

I used a mixture of partially dried acrylic paint and gloss medium to carve and form the lacelike patterns. I used several thin color glazes applied with a brush and small dashes of foam and shell were applied in droplets.

Janet Whittle Freedman
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