Duet- 9" x 12"- Acrylic on canvas board
Today's theme on Illustration Friday is Duet. Those who follow this blog may have noticed that I usually try to come up with a clever way to shoehorn one of my pieces to fit the theme, but today was a no brainer. I painted a picture a few years back as a demo for an acrylic workshop which I actually titled "Duet". The workshop was hosted by the Utah Watercolor Society and since I work primarily in a water based medium (though not traditional transparent watercolor), I was asked to teach a three day class. I did two demonstrations during the workshop, one of which dealt with creating a landscape in acrylic. I showed some techniques that I use including glazing with mediums, dry brushing, and even using crackle mediums (evident at the lower left corner). I did not complete the painting during the session but finished it later on. There is a long tradition of using musical terminology to title paintings. When it came time to choose a title, "Duet" seemed appropriate given the two hay bales. I sold the painting a few weeks later to a private collector.