Mixed Media on Canson Montval Acrylic Paper
14" x 24"
I decided to let the texture of the paste paper give the illusion of a mat for this piece. I chose a dark frame that has soft metalic borders around the outside and inside edges. I replicated that on the paper using iridescent acrylic paint, and then masked that area off and began painting. It was quite exciting to see it all come together once the tape was removed and the painting was fit into the frame. The flow of the lines in the textured mat area seems to add a nice bit of energy to the painting.