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Justice - a mixed media painting

Cyndi Lavin, 2017
A few weeks ago, I got to hear a recording of Martin Luther King's wonderful speech that is commonly known as the "I have a dream" speech.  It always stirs me.  Although I didn't have this in mind specifically when I painted the background, I soon decided to add the lettering for the portion of the speech that King paraphrased from Amos 5:24:
No, no, we are not satisfied and will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.

The technique for painting this is basically the same as Firefly's Dance from a few weeks ago.  The major difference is that I first adhered a layer of wrinkled tissue paper to my substrate before painting.

Acrylic colors used: Permanent violet dark, Quinacridone violet, Light green, Pyrrole orange
Other materials: White gesso, Black Pitt pen 

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Robbie said…
WOW! This is a wonderful piece!!! Fantastic!!!
Cyndi L said…
Thank you very much :-)