Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

"Lovely Bunch of Coconuts"
9" x 12"
Acrylic on canvas panel
The rainforest was noisier than I had anticipated, and not with animal sounds.  A sudden breeze rattled the overlapping fronds. Water droplets plinked through the canopy, and the creaking of large stalks and trunks that teetered in the breeze sounded like sequoias about to topple. 

I added a dollop of wet paint to the background play of color, and smashed it in with the sheet of plastic. Pulled up and released. Hmmmm. Just a circle of paint.  Wiped it and sprayed water where I wanted to press in paint.  Voila! It worked. Made more of the same frond-like marks.  It's moisture around the paint that makes it act this way.   I'll try one more canvas to see if I can make this mark with purpose.  

Thank you for visiting.


8" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas panel
In the humidity of the tropical dome at the conservatory were numerous varieties of fronds. The late afternoon light bounced around in that moist environment, revealing a spectrum of color. 

Number two in the series is similar, in that it is on a black canvas with metallic colors.  And once again, I took it this far and let it dry.  Tomorrow I will see what it's like to work on a dried piece and introducing new elements.

Thank you for taking a peek at my work.