Don Tiller

4 – Don Tiller

Contemporary Acrylic Landscapes

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Mailing Address:

210 Polk Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Studio:

839 Pop-Up Gallery
839 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-379-5450
don@dontiller.com
www.dontiller.com

Demonstration:

I will be demonstrating my “25-step” layering and glazing techniques that I use to create my contemporary acrylic landscapes. Starting with a chalk drawing on a black gessoed canvas. Then I apply fluid acrylic paint layers applied up to the chalk lines. Eventually these lines are erased and the underlying black outline from the gesso is still visible. Then I apply up to 20 layers of transparent glazes to achieve richness and depth of color as well as continuity throughout the painting.

Directions:

Downtown Port Townsend at 839 Water Street (the Hastings Building at the corner of Water Street and Taylor.

Artist Statement:

I am intrigued with the imprint left on the landscape when touched by mankind.

Whether depicting fields and fences or the urban scene, I have given my interpretation of man’s attempt to initiate order in nature. Natural chaos provides interest balanced with geometric repetition.

Studio is open during the remainder of the year.