Ocean Wash, Acrylic and Silver Leaf on Canvas by Deborah Lightfield
(38 in. x 20 in.)
"Florida has been an oasis providing the most soothing elements, including the soaring array of birds and the calming quality of the ocean. Silver Egret is a majestic bird which seems to be gliding through the perfect weather conditions of a clear sky with a few wisps of clouds. Perhaps the egret is drifting over the ocean, which would be apropos as it is painted with the Ocean Wash technique. The Ocean Wash technique is when the ocean and the beach are actively involved in the creative process. First, the plain canvas is taken to the edge of the ocean where the sand is placed by the waves onto the surface. Then the canvas is moved to the beach where acrylic paint is poured onto the sandy surface. After several days, the excess sand is swept off to reveal a textured and colored design that inspires me to paint images.
After the initial Ocean Wash process, this canvas emerged with rich hues of blues and textures that seemed perfect for a serene sky embracing a beautiful egret creating an atmosphere that brings tranquility to the soul."
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