Mixed Techniques with Paint, Sand and Chemicals on Paper, Wood and Copper
There are many examples and Georgio Morandi (Italy) was such a painter who prepared his own colors using, oil, sand, soil, or crushed soft stone material from his neigbourhood..
I have collected over time, different large samples of sand, dust and clay-soil from the deserts in Arizona.
Mixed with acrylic or latex paint I prepare paint/dust emulsions of different consistency and color. When necessary I add additional color(s ) or chemicals (crystals) to the mixtures and pour it out in a controlled way on a framed-wooden panel. Depending on the consistency, the different mixtures are mingeling with each other. Next, I let a variety of chemicals react with the mixtures. Chemicals are chosen for their colors and reactivity with paint such as Potassium permanganate (violet/purple) or Ferrichloride (acid and brown/yellow) to name a few. They interact in different ways from coloring to physical changing of the structure. When I am satisfied, the paint/dust/soil compositions are dried under force (for instance in an oven) or airdried over time. Depending on the consistency of the paint emulsions the drying can result in unexpected cracks, slits and pores, which gives the art work a dramatic touch.
Chemicals are also used to prepare surfaces made of paper, canvas, as the background for art work, or to implent these pre-treated surfaces into art work (Mixed media).
The deserts of Phoenix AZ
A triptych of mixed media with sand and small rocks and pebbles from the desert of AZ. Latex, acryl, chemicals on copper plates. Dried at at 200F and the air.
19"H x 13"W x 2"D
$ 200 original
On water color paper chemicals in solution. Using: marks, signs, letters, symbols, calligraphy for decoration.
18"H x 23"W
$150 original S/H not included.
On watercolor paper: Pigmented Plaster Mud (chemicals), ink and acrylic paint.
Paper mounted on a canvas. New work, new materials.
Now also framed.
16"H x 20"W
$150 , original; excl.s/h
On canvas: softgel with chemicals, acrylic paint and ink, paper, stencils, and text from a old French cook book.
18"H x 24"W
$200 , excl. shipping and handling
Mixed Techniques on Canvas.
Materials: Acrylic Paint, raffia and dried herbs
24"H x 20"W
Acrylic paint, Latex and sand/dust mixed together with different consistency. Brush strokes of Phtalo Green and Ultramarine Blue were applied on the surface. Due to Brownian movements the two colors were spread out. Dried at the air.
10"H x 24"W x 2"D
Mixed Technique: Acrylic Paint, Latex, Sand/Dust, chemicals, dried by 200F.
Atmospheric Rivers appear in the sky/clouds as massive amounts of water, 100s of miles long containing more water than the Mississippi.
10"H x 24"W x 2"D
$250 Original, option
'Time?'..'time doesn't mean much to me....'
Mixed Technique: Acrylic Paint on Wood. Wooden, metal, copper pieces and sandglass. A clock for somebody where time doesn't mean much......
24"H x 24"W x 2"D