Mixed media on 8x8 stretched canvas.
[rice paper, texture gel, metallic pigments, acrylic]
I love a happy accident! Probably 90% of my favourite pieces of my work are happy accidents... things that just kind of happened in the midst of an experiment or playing. Things that just came about because I got my mind out of the way!
On this piece, it just got too dark too fast using indigo and turquoise deep full strength... it looked black... so I used some acrylic texture gel to create cracks and fissures. Then once it dried I mixed metallic powders with fluid acrylics and applied them in thin washes, threw in some salt and sprayed a bit of water mixed with medium and let it dry. I love ambiguity in a work.