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Gallery Zoo Art Studio: Textured Mixed Media Painting In Progress

Back in February I wrote this post "Art Studio Bits:  Mixed Media Painting In Progress," showing the textural details and early color palette of a large 24" x 36" canvas. 
 
   
 
At that time, the color palette was quite bright...the turquoise and orange very vivid.
 
However, something about the composition was "off"--just not coming together.  I sat with this painting on hold for several months while working on other projects.  Recently, I began adding more layers of color and working it into the existing textures.  Thus far the results are a near 180 from February.  Deep and golden earth tones have replaced much of the early blue and green palette, giving the textures a much more varied depth and rustic feel (think fossils emerging from stone.)
 
Before detail
 
After detail
 
Here are more details of the painting in its current phase where I've allowed blues and greens to show through.
 
 
 
 
 
And the text I spoke of adding in the initial blog post?  Gone.  I decided the words were too distracting and didn't work with the composition.  In this case, it's better the painting speaks for itself :)
 
Stay tuned for the completed art.  I hope to have this painting completed in the next several weeks!
 
To see more of my paintings, please visit my Abstract Painting Gallery.
 
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