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    Collidoscope

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    Added 2017-09-24 11:19:02

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    Collidoscope is the result of my exploration of Crackle Paste acrylic medium.  I had read up on the typical way that this interesting medium can be used, which is to apply the paste in varying thicknesses to your canvas and let it dry completely. The "cracks" are revealed at that point, and you may simply spray the paste lightly with water and paint over it. Simple enough, right?

    Well, simple was never really my strong suit. I thought, what would happen if you began painting on the paste while it was still wet? The result is Collidoscope. As the paint began tinting the paste, it encouraged the crackle process to begin. I loved what I was seeing, and discovered that if I were to continue painting circles over each other, I landed up with a very interesting 3-D effect.

     

    Once the painting was finished, I was now able to see the cracks throughout the painting,leading to its name. It appeared as if the circles had fractured when contacting each other. Hence the name, Collidoscope. It also emerged as a play on words, since the finished piece reminded me of my childhood kaleidoscope toy – something I could get lost in, where the image kept changing as the tube was rotated. A catalyst for any budding artist’s mind to be sure!

    Specific details

    Name of Artist: Glenna Tissenbaum
    Width (inches): 21
    Height (inches): 17
    Country: Canada
    Media: Acrylic
    Painting Style: Nonrepresentational / Abstract

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