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Finishing New Abstract Expressionist Painting

By Abstractartbylt @artbylt

I was happy with my previous work on this abstract expressionist painting, but it did not feel finished.  It was perhaps too loose and needed a bit more structure and definition.  First I used parchment to add more light and tone down some of the brighter colors.  Then I brushed on prussian blue, sometimes with an almost dry brush, other times more heavily to outline shapes and emphasize composition. 

My last step was to draw lines with mars black, then to feather the lines with a dry brush as I worked.  This gave a softer effect than leaving the lines as they were. 

  Canvas #132, 44" x 44" acrylic on canvas.

Tonight is the reception for my solo exhibit at the Orazio Salati Gallery in Binghamton, NY.  There is no major snow storm predicted, thankfully!

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