The Painting of "Sea Glass 12"

The Painting of “Sea Glass 12”

In this video I am painting on a 30x30 gallery wrapped canvas. The painting, part of a series called Sea Glass, is a commission for a client. The clients liked a large painting in this series tI did several years ago, but the piece was too large for the space available in their home. I used elements from the larger piece in this smaller version to give it a similar arrangement, look and feel.

The paint used is all GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylic Paint. The colors used are:

  • Benzamadazolone Yellow Light

  • Pyrrole Orange

  • Minty-G (custom mixture of mine)

  • Teal

  • Cobalt Turquoise

  • Indigo

  • Viridian Hue

  • Cerulean Blue Deep

  • Cobalt Green

  • Titanium White

First, I mixed a little of the Pyrrole Orange with all the blues and blue-greens to neutralize the color a bit, so they aren’t so bright. I then added a little of the Benz Yellow Light to the Minty-G to make a yellow-green. I added some Titanium white to all the colors, except the Indigo, to lighten the value.

The video camera takes over and you see parts of the process and the result. The clients are thrilled with it and so am I.

If you'd like to learn about abstract painting, then please join me for a painting workshop: (You can view a list of 2020 workshops HERE)

  • October 4-6 Arts and Design Society, Fort Walton Beach, FL. For more information and registration contact Hanna at Almost Sold Out! Sign up soon!

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  • November 16-17 Art of the Carolinas, Raleigh, NC-Sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama. For information and registration Click Here. My Saturday workshop is sold out, but there are still a few seats remaining in the Sunday (Nov. 17) workshop. They are going fast so sign up soon!

  • January 9-11, 2020 Arts Alliance of Lee County, Ft. Myers, FL. For information and registration Click Here.

  • January 22-24, 2020 David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio, Winston-Salem, NC. For information and registration, Click Here. Only 1 Seat Left!

  • February 1-2, 2020 Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL. Contact Holly Gizzi:.Email:

  • February 19-21 Gadsden Art Center, Quincy, FL. Contact Anissa Ford. Email:

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