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2177 views by 13 July 2014

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An acrylic painting 36″ × 48″ with layers of Golden metallic and purple transference paints. They make this original glow in totally different ways depending on the light and angle of view.
I remember this painting started as an experiment of pouring very liquid metallic paints on the laid flat canvas. Then I tipped it around… and then realized I had way too much paint on the surface and began to frantically ‘pull’ it off the edge to puddle on the drop cloth. It made a most interesting under painting effect, which you can see in the upper left corner. It was also a very late night venture, insomnia night crawling isn’t new behavior for me!
The image is constantly changing its nuances, like a good friend or lover.

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  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonover 5 years ago


  • Thank you… comments DO count!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

    JUSTARTover 5 years ago


  • Thanks

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • AlteredIllusions
    AlteredIllusionsover 5 years ago

    Wonderful piece— i love using interference paints too.

  • Thank you… I visited your work and can see those luminous colors/paints. Any suggestions of how to better translate them into a photo and thus onto RB?

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 5 years ago

    this is fabulous… i thought it was good when i thought you did it on the computer… but when i read that it was a painting… it went from good to FANTASTIC!! it really turned out grrrrrrrreat!

  • Thank you so much for your enthusiastic comment. Painting can be such a discovery process… your comment reminded me of the very messy beginning to this painting… ah, but it evolved.

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Dan Elbourne
    Dan Elbourneabout 5 years ago

    beautiful :) i would love to see the visual effects that you speak of

  • Dan Elbourne
    Dan Elbourneabout 5 years ago

    in the original i mean :)

  • Dan,
    The effects of “Interference” and some “iridescent” acrylic paints is that they ‘appear’ and ‘disappear’ under different lighting or different viewing angles. You can see some of this effect on the above image, the blue striping on the right hand side of the painting is actually uniform across the whole painting, but the angle and lighting of the camera only picked them up on that side. The effect that doesn’t come through is how walking past it has the effect of ‘motion’ as the visible images changes. I don’t think there is any Photo-shop component that can mimic this trait.

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Naomi  O'Connor
    Naomi O'Connorabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely STUNNING!
    Naomi x

  • Naomi, Thanks for the compliment.

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Kevin McGeeney
    Kevin McGeeneyabout 5 years ago

    really cool!!!!

  • Thanks for your comment.

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Hanneke Jonkman
    Hanneke Jonkmanabout 5 years ago

    Great work!

  • yes, this is one my own favorites. Thanks for comment and fav.

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • flipteez
    flipteezalmost 5 years ago

    Skinny Dipping into a beautiful eternity XXX

  • what… ya wanna drag yer suitcases of ole clothes along… don’t think so… just go with yer most shining soulful self doing gleeful cartwheels!… and you, you know… will always be beautiful (ALL WAYS = Eternity)

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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