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- Artist Bio
Light in the Shadows by Amanda Hovarth 
Acrylics on canvas
Image size: H:60 cm x W:60 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:60 cm x W:60 cm x D:3.5cm
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This painting was inspired by thoughts of the future and hope, optimism and healing. It is a painting full of blues and turquoise, with abstract marks in the foreground creating the contrasts of light and shadows. An original artwork, one of a kind, this painting has been created with high quality acrylic paints on deep edged canvas. I begin with observation of the place making notes and taking photographs to work from in the studio. From these beginnings I work intuitively, painting some base layers with a brush and then impasto techniques layer on layer applied with a palette knife. Harnessing optical mixing techniques employed by the impressionists and some of the methods of the old masters such as scumbling and glazing. I continue working until the painting reaches a natural conclusion. The result is a contemporary painting, which lies somewhere between abstraction and realism. The painting continues round the sides, a frame is not needed and it is ready to hang.