Monday, April 18, 2011

Patagonia Village

30"x10"x1.5"
Multiple Layers of Acrylic & Glaze
Textured Acrylic
Gallery-Wrapped Canvas

A short while ago, I created "Patagonia" and it had been on display in my gallery.  I had the pleasure of sharing a visit with a collector who fell in love with this highly textured, acrylic painting.  (Click here to view the textural details.)  He commented that he loved the layers of colors mixed with the texture and found "surprises" within the painting when viewing it. 

He took it home to see how it would look next to his hutch, as well as to share with his wife, on loan.  A few days later, he came back delighted with this piece of art and asked if I could create a companion piece to hang on the opposite side of their hutch...of course, I was more than happy to do this for them.  And so, I created a few sketches of other parts of my imagined Patagonia Village.  

The day that I started to paint the companion piece, while looking at my chosen sketch, I had the inspiration to make this artwork interchangeable on either edge of the original "Patagonia" .  In other words, I thought that perhaps the day may come that my collector would like to display other artwork along side of his hutch and this would give them other options for displaying "Patagonia Village" while creating a larger painting as a dyptichon.

"Patagonia II"
30"x10"x1.5"
Multiple Layers of Acrylic & Glaze
Textured Acrylic 
Gallery-Wrapped Canvas

Looking at "Patagonia II" you find yourself within an opitical illusion as both side edges are continuations of both side edges of "Patagonia" with the twist that they line up flipped from side-to-side along the original painting as shown below.



"Patagonia Village"
30"x20"x1.5"

In this view, the small building joins in the middle to create the continuation of it.

"Patagonia Village"
30"x20"x1.5"

In this view the tall building joins together creating the center continuation of it.

Very fun to create, loads of "surprises" as my collector says within the texture and layers of colors with the added bonus of changing a single 30"x10"x1.5" painting into a 30"x20"x1.5" dyptichon.

I hope this day brings you multiple options for joy and many blessings...Amy