Artwork Description

Acrylic on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed on the back.

To find her subjects, Kerry mines images gleaned from a number of popular culture sources - this particular image has been sourced from a YouTube clip. Loving the way that the model is captured in the light returning to the surface of the water, Kerry wanted to capture the uplifting scene showing the silhouetted figure with her graceful ladies wrists. On an art theory front, Kerry is particularly interested in Notan values, and this painting is an exploration in tone with the intention of maybe creating a much larger work of this image further down the track.
Named after a line in Emily Dickinson's poem "I taste a Liquor never brewed" where Dickinson speaks of a bottomless thirst for nature's beauty - words that aptly describe Kerry's love of the light captured in this silhouette underwater.
The canvas is covered in Japanese Rice Paper to give a lovely texture that is akin to the movement on the surface of water. And, as with most of Kerry's paintings, she has painted in layers. The background using action painting (expressionistic) techniques - pouring, dripping, splashing paint and involving my body in the painting process rather than just the paint brush. The figure was created using contemporary art pop art techniques and stencils, and a further layer of hand painting brought the foreground and background together. Kerry's palette is colourful and uses strong contrasts to capture an uplifted mood. Mostly consisting of complementary colours, Kerry also focuses on using teals and variations of red and orange.
Kerry particularly enjoys the push and pull of this piece, the joy of deciphering the figure in the light.
Professionally stretched, signed on the back, ready to hang and enjoy!

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Medium

This painting is painted using professional artist acrylic paints and mediums from Matisse, Golden, and Liquitex Professional Spray Paint. Japanese Rice Paper has been collaged to the canvas prior to painting the image - creating an impression of movement to the surface. The painting is finished with a Matisse Gloss Varnish which protects the surface with a smooth glossy finish.

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