Don Tiller

4 – Don Tiller

Contemporary Acrylic Landscapes

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Mailing Address:

210 Polk Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368


839 Pop-Up Gallery
839 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368


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.


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.