These are the first abstract compositions I've created since my early days
as an artist. They're all heavily textured metallic acrylics on canvas. My son, Damian, commented, You've finally abandoned imagery altogether in favor of pure color. I guess I've been heading that way for quite a while.
When I first received samples of metallic acrylic paints I loved their wonderful vibrant reflective properties, but I knew from my experience with other specialty paints such as interference and day-glow colors that they would be near impossible to blend successfully with traditional artist's acrylics. Their high reflectivity would make them stand out the way gold leaf stands out in painted assemblages.
I decided to use this new metallic media to create non-representational works where color design and texture rather than arranged imagery would dictate my compositions.
I'm just starting to collect images for this page so please bookmark talmadgeart.com and visit again in the coming days. I'm in the middle of a lot of projects right now and haven't had a chance to concentrate on building this site as I had originally hoped.
Based on the same technique I developed for creating colorful highly textured metallic acrylic paintings on canvas, these pieces are three dimensional stand-alone wall sculptures, or assemblages, which I had originally intended for use in public spaces, particularly indoor areas with large wall surfaces. However as it turns out they do work quite well in smaller spaces such as private homes.
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