36 x 36 inches
acrylic and mixed media on gallery wrap canvas
My husband and I used to visit Block Island often when we lived in Connecticut. We had friends who lived on Block year round. Sometimes we would take the ferry out from Point Judith, Rhode island and sometimes they would fly us out in their little toothpick airplane. We had ample time to explore the island; New Shoreham where the ferry docks, the cranberry bogs on the way to the North Lighthouse, the Great Salt Pond, Mohegan Bluffs and a magical forest in the center of the island. I used to love watching the planes arrive and depart from the north window of their house that sat high above the airport. This painting is an abstracted aerial landscape inspired by Google Earth satellite imagery with a nod to the tales of buried treasure, shipwrecks and early settlers.
- 36 x 36 x 1.5 inch gallery wrap canvas - wired and ready to hang
- Layers of thinly laid acrylic paint over acrylic mediums and collaged papers
- Descriptive textural elements: cut papers, acrylic mediums, screening, mat board, wire, fabric, beads, plastic, fabric, foil, pastel
- Oil pastel highlights are added at the end of the process and the painting is finished with a clear acrylic varnish for surface protection
- The painting extends around all sides of the gallery wrapped canvas