painting the town

Before Cooper Young Festival, I went on a painting frenzy. While I’ve painted for years, these paintings shown below are my first attempt at working with a gel medium and palette knife. Now I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to paint without them.

If you’re not familiar with gel mediums, they work to help thicken up your existing acrylic paint. I then used a palette knife to add in some details (like the windows of the buildings), which added to the overall texture of the painting. My experimenting resulted in these abstract skylines/cityscapes over water, in front of a sunset/sunrise. This blue painting is currently for sale in my Etsy Shop here. As always, click on images to enlarge.

For my second attempt, I switched up the coloring for a warmer sunrise/sunset. This one is also available in my Etsy Shop here.

For all my paintings, I cover the back with acid-free brown kraft paper for a clean, professional look. I also add hardware for easy hanging, like the sawtooth hanger below.

I have more paintings to post this week, so check back soon!

– lindsey archer

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