This project is part of my bench seat series including WIPs , which I chose to paint in an Abstract style and vivid color theme. In this post I began with two of three pieces. The final piece I worked on is sized to fit adults, while the first two are for the babies in our family. I started this series when I received wooden planks from my mother. I shudder at the thought of them going in the trash! I LOVE working on wood and have been doing so for quite some time. Re-purposing natural and found objects in Art-even more!! For these particular pieces, I used Liquitex Artists Acrylics-Permanent Pigment tubes. I’m not sure they even manufacture that line anymore, but I do know I trust their brand for quality acrylic paints and mediums. This type of paint was excellent for my bench seat series, as I wanted to stain the woods for an everlasting quality and of course, the exquisite saturation it upholds. Glazing was done with Zar-Interior Ultra Max, Waterborne, Oil Modified Polyurethane, in their Antique Flat finish type. It’s SUPER Matte! The best features are that it’s fast-drying, easy water clean up, low odor and perfect on exotic woods, including floors. I hope you enjoy them and contact me if you would like to commission any work for yourself or a loved one. Read on, enjoy the images and thanks again for visiting! Adriana
It’s the grain I flip over when working on wood! In the WIPs, you might see how I try to keep as much of it visible as possible, while smoothing out any rough edges before and during the painting process. In keeping within their original character, I also love to show the wood’s integrity through all its natural knots, cracks, dents and any other previous markings.
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