• The Gardeners

    1 month ago - By Real Art

    Acrylic and pastel on cotton fabric 26" x 26" Inspired by the work of Mark Shields , a prolific and wonderful Irish artist who did a whole series of figures on muslin, I wanted to know what it would feel like to actually take a piece of cloth and simply lay it on the floor and paint on it. This is the same fabric I used in some recent pieces. I love the way the paint just smudges on in a Raoul Dufy kind of way. It's impossible to paint "neatly" Any detail has to be drawn on directly. I just used acrylic and water and a pastel stick for the drawn elements.
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