J. Adam McGalliard

Strata III

200.00
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Strata III

200.00

16" x 20", Oil on Canvas, 2016

The many successive layers of paint in this piece are reminiscent of earth and fossils accumulating over many centuries. I made color and compositional choices based on intuition and feel. It is an abstract expressionist painting focused on color, composition, texture and mark-making. I enjoy creating paintings like this, letting it develop intuitively as I go and allowing the paint and the creative process speak for itself. I apply thick gestural brush strokes and scrape with a palette knife to create a rich blend of textures and broken color. The sides of the canvas are painted black and I placed hanging hardware on the back for a sleek, contemporary look.

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16" x 20", Oil on Canvas, 2016

The many successive layers of paint in this piece are reminiscent of earth and fossils accumulating over many centuries. I made color and compositional choices based on intuition and feel. It is an abstract expressionist painting focused on color, composition, texture and mark-making. I enjoy creating paintings like this, letting it develop intuitively as I go and allowing the paint and the creative process speak for itself. I apply thick gestural brush strokes and scrape with a palette knife to create a rich blend of textures and broken color. The sides of the canvas are painted black and I placed hanging hardware on the back for a sleek, contemporary look.