This painting is a smaller version of a large 2-panel 3′ x 3′ painting that hangs over my sofa. This was an experiment with metallic copper and silver paints to depict an abstract version of the Monterey Cypress trees.
It lives happily in the living room of a dear friend!
I really love how the colors turned out in my newest painting! The metallic silver paint creates a great contrast to the matte colors and made it feel very art deco to me.
This was actually my first time painting on canvas board in a while, as I prefer the “bounce” (is that thing?) of a wrapped canvas. I primed it with several layers of sanded gesso to give it a smoother texture.
Check out my original design: colored in red, white, and blue (I drew it around July 4th).