This painting was inspired by a family friend who an academic Geologist. He challenged us to paint a large liquid acrylic artwork that depicted a topographical map of the Muskoka's in an abstract, contemporary style. Straightforward, right?
We learned that a topographic map shows man-made and natural features on the ground. In the Muskoka's in Southern Ontario, that includes large swaths of forest, rocky hills, lakes and rivers. Given that Wendy's methods are based in the liquid arts (also called flow arts), this was a difficult undertaking. We used a lot of paint, but made careful calculations about the volumes needed to avoid wasting acrylic paint or mediums. Wendy mixed various custom mediums to ensure the correct amount of viscosity and flow, without cells. This painting relied heavily on gravity to create it's details - a three-person job given the size of the canvas. This painting was wrapped around the sides (so it can be displayed unframed or framed).
This original contemporary artwork is a one-of-a-kind, unique piece. Given the techniques and materials Wendy uses to create her fluid artwork, it's impossible to recreate any specific piece. We don't sell prints. All of our pieces are provided signed, ready-to-hang, with a certificate of authenticity provided.