Many years ago, I used this particular effect on decorative boxes and mirror frames and have always been drawn to this simplicity created by multiplicity. While painting a new piece, Deep North, I needed to fill a portion of the painting that was a little too quiet, and honestly a little too dull. Hesitating to use colour, lest I spoil the harmony that was almost there, I went towards using this very busy treatment, that ultimately, because of it's simplicity and uniformity, became a different kind of quiet space. Dynamic, but subdued, a tactile treat for my fingertips. I think I may have to dig further into my technical archives and see what else I can breathe new life into.
This effect was produced using primarily Gloss Gel tinted with Payne's Grey, Sepia and Liquid Mirror liquid acrylic colours. Extruded using a pastry assembly and the smallest tip size.