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Barbara Skiba-Poniatowski

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Barbara Skiba-Poniatowski
Fire and Ice
Acrylic on Canvas
12” x 24”  |  2014
$575


PROCESS

“When working in abstract, I frequently start new paintings on a canvas, where I have already randomly unloaded excess paint with a brush or palette knife, from working on previous paintings. The idea started as a way to recycle acrylic paint, minimizing tossing it in the trash. The ultimate result has been surprising underglazes. It’s a challenge to work these layers into, and harmonize them with deliberate placement of new paint. ‘Fire and Ice’ is unique, in that I was also testing colors, along with a new way of moving and manipulating paint. I would end up washing off some of the paint with water, allow the canvas to dry, repeating the process multiple times. The result ended up very dramatic, surpassing my expectations!”

Barbara Skiba-Poniatowski


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