Come see the two new paintings, Blue Waltz and Slipstream, to the Gallery by Julie Chapman, her new oil-and-fluid-polymer series. “This is a new approach to painting that is fairly unique. I start with ink-like high-flow acrylics to develop the abstract backgrounds; this is only semi-controllable and is beautifully random and organic. Once that’s dry, I come back with oils applied and manipulated with a variety of unusual tools to create the somewhat fragmentary depictions of my subjects.”
Blue Waltz: The horse has been my lifelong artistic muse, especially when I’m trying something new! The “waltz” part of the title alludes to the 3/4 tempo of both a waltz and a canter.
Slipstream: “Slipstream” provided the inspiration in this piece, he is a high-spirited British Grand Priz horse, at liberty in his pasture.