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Nesting Instinct

Mixed-Media Painting

Created by Betty Green
This complex mixed-media painting is created from layers of acrylic paints and a variety of textural materials. Found objects, including cord, metal hardware, straw, wire mesh, corrugated paper, wood scraps and bits of photography add visceral excitement. Areas of impasto painting, using brush and palette knife serve to amplify the feeling of movement and energy. An acid-free archival coating protects the surface and produces a subtle sheen on the canvas which is ready to hang.