Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas


Signed on back


16 " h x 40 " w x 1.5 " d |5 lbs. 5 oz.

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There are more than 10 layers of acrylic paint, glazes and washes which give this piece vibrancy, depth and interest. The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes gloss varnished and ready to hang.

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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About The Artist

Karen Hale

Jackson, California

Karen Hale is turning Abstract Expressionism into a contemporary movement with her rigorous dedication to depth, texture, and color. Karen is searching for deeper meaning in her abstractions to express herself as well as help her viewers find their own expression. She says, “I hope to strike a chord with my viewer so that they are intrigued and mesmerized by what they are seeing.”

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