Warm Water

Warm waterThis is a recent painting based on a visit to Presqu’ile Provincial Park this past spring.

The subject seems to be a strong one for me since I’ve used this image in several paintings. The almost central image of a group of trees, for me, is iconic. It signifies a focused sense of community. But I called this painting “Warm Water” because of the foreground colors.

The painting was done on a cradle board. Several acrylic colors and values were poured onto the board using Liquitex pouring medium and left to dry overnight. I sanded the acrylic lightly to create some tooth then completed the painting with casein. I love using casein. Even after it dries to the touch it remains malleable allowing me to spritz, spray and scrape to create the design.

The acrylic area in this painting is the orange in the sky background and the warm oranges and yellows inn the foreground water.

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3 thoughts on “Warm Water

  • September 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    What fun! The scraping back through layers is reminiscent of one of the techniques I’m using with oil/cold wax. Don’t you find the process exciting?

  • September 14, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Beautiful Bob! Looking forward to seeing more on the Studio Tour – Cindy (from the Painted Pony) and I plan to go out on the Sunday. See you then.
    Sharon Michaelson

  • February 22, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Bob, I love Warm Water. What is casein? I’ve never heard of it and where can it be bought? Do you have instructions for this piece? Ginny Barney (was Cunningham – got married). Love your work!!! Ginny


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