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Wave of Blue


Mixed Media by Deborah Lightfield
⏤ 19 in x 38 in, Framed

“When I paint abstracts, I must delve deep into a different place than I do for other styles. Art reflects our surroundings, beliefs, and experiences. So, true to my love of the sea, ocean waves emerged. Initially, I created fluid strokes with the modeling compound, while adding deep textures of undulation. The sole color of the blues adds to the rhythm against the wisps of the paper background. After pondering the composition, I felt the Ocean Wash would add the perfect unity. Thus, the Wave of Blue emerged.
What is Ocean Wash?

Ocean Wash is a technique that occurs when the ocean helps create the artwork! For Wave of Blue, I put the entire painted canvas into the ocean waves which deposited sand that created patterns. Normally, I put a plain white surface into the ocean for the first layer of patterns. Then, I take the surface away from the waves and pour acrylic paint while the sand is wet. The colors are mixed by the wind and wet sand patterns. The drying process takes several days. Once the acrylic Ocean Wash is dry, I visualize images left behind.”

Artwork may be picked up from STAAA on or after January 30, 2022.

Shipping fees to be paid by buyer.

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Artwork and images are subject to copyright. Reproductions for any use are not allowed.

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Dimensions 19 × 38 in