This piece is pretty obviously not an exact representation of what I saw out the window, even though most of my pictures were enlarged past the point of blurriness (deliberately). I did a black marker "sketch" of the major shapes and textures to start off with. Then, I did some acrylic pours with Hansa yellow light, Turquoise phthalo, and Quinacridone violet.
Less than satisfied with the look of the pours, I tried making glazes of some of the colors and painting them in window pane sized blocks. Still not thrilled, although I did like it better when I tipped it vertically.
What finally brought it together was deciding that since it was ruined anyway, why not...?? I strengthened the color blocks, and then mixed a glazing medium with white gesso and a touch of Quinacridone violet. This mixture was applied all over the piece with a foam roller. I spritzed it lightly with rubbing alcohol to texture it and blotted gently. As a final touch, I added a few India ink lines, using a tiny pipette.
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