New Painting on Rayon from the Crystals Series: “Topaz”
September 4, 2007
|©2007 Petra Voegtle
acrylic and silk paints on heavy rayon,
40″ x 13″
I just finished another painting from the “Crystals” series, totally in blue, called “Topaz”.
The difficulty with this piece again was to show the transparency and keep it looking like a natural, unpolished crystal (the polished ones simply look too artificial). I tried to achieve this with many layers of very thin paint and several layers of glazes.
I also tried to achieve a slightly abstract style in order to completely concentrate on the essence of this type of crystal.
And below is a detail image in order to show the fragile patterns in the painting itself: