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by Senecal

I think that this is a very effective work. The repetition of the body parts and the shapes reinforces the feeling of being held by som...

I do like the colors and the blending at the top and the bottom of the work. I think you have done a great job with blending the pastel...

Series and Process

I started to get much more serious about making art in 2007. I had been painting acrylic and doing some collage until then. Around 2007 discovered my love for watercolor and liquid acrylic inks. I also realized that I loved playing with various ways to apply the paint. I also discovered the myriad of surfaces. So this sparked my "Watercolor Experiments" series. Those works were truly experiments with colors, mediums, surface and application. I also discovered through these experiments the importance of finishing the work with UVS varnishes. Not only to extend the life of the work, but to give the work a finished look, and increase the chroma on the already intense color.

This ran its course through 2009. I had the chance to show these works in several locations in Columbus. In the latter part of 2009 I began to work more with various acrylic mediums on stretched canvas. Working on canvas has been more of a challenge to me with the mediums and application I have used in the past. I have also gotten more into the texture of the work, as well as the surface finish. I try to find mediums to use under the paint layers that will cause an intensely glossy, almost wet-looking, surface after the varnish is applied. My goal is to make the work look like textured glass. The texture comes from building on the surface before applying very thin layers of paint. Occasionally I will use grainier, more organic textures, such as iron oxide, micas and glass bead medium.

I know many traditional artists say it, but the work looks better in person.
Thanks for checking it out!


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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
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I am a visual artist from the US. My primary medium is acrylic and watercolor. I enjoy painting abstract art the most, but occasionally venture off into collage and pen & ink. I founded the 4bstr4ct4rt Group in 2008: Check it out.
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By the way, I may not always stop and say thanks for the fav, but do know that I appreciate it. I am just happy you stopped by to have a look at my art.

Current Residence: Just to the left of the moon.
Favourite genre of music: Alternative, but pretty much all types...right now I am into Middle Eastern.
Favourite photographer: Mac PhotoBooth...actually, I haven\'t really thought about this one. Who is yours?
Favourite style of art: Abstract and Surrealism...any medium.
Operating System: Mac OS
MP3 player of choice: iphone
Shell of choice: I dunno. Something with a nice Fibonacci spiral.
Wallpaper of choice: Something dark. Maybe a monochromatic Jacquard print with paisleys...something velvety. Blue velvet.
Skin of choice: Faux leopard and faux zebra.
Favourite cartoon character: Timmay???
Personal Quote: This will only hurt for a second.




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scheinbar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LexisSketches Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day!
Senecal Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Tiger-Blood Mittens

Hey. Happy b-day. I see you managed to mostly stay out of jail. Mostly.

Did I already give you a painting for your birthday? Can't remember.
Well, I have more work in that series for your favorites.
peggymintun Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I want my painting!!! Well, your painting...or one of your awesome digital works. Or maybe I will make you a painting and make you take it whether you like it or not. :-)

Thank you, by the way. I never did have cake.
Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoM Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Happy Birthday  :iconsayhiplz:Heart ..:iconlovelyplz:
scheinbar Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy BIrthday
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
i know your still around just don't see you much take care and have a great birthday :party: :hug: :party:
Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoM Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Happy Birthday :iconlove--plz:
lecristal Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Bday by KmyGraphic peggy
MeralSarioglu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
:cake:Happy Birthday Peggy..:cake:
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