State of the Union – Mixed Media Painting

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Finally I finished up this canvas which some of you might remember seeing me working on in the Liquitex video. And that is how long this canvas took me – about four months. Boy it just didn’t wanna come along and play with me …

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The scene on the canvas is from Liberty State Park – at the historical Ellis Island Train Station, where hopeful immigrants not going to NYC would go on a train ride to start their new lives somewhere in the U.S. The train station is pretty much in shambles though seems to get restored somewhat. From this spot you have an amazing view of the sparkling finance world of Manhattan across the Hudson River …if you actually heave your eyes over the totally destroyed historic ferry landing area  …remains of Hurricane Sandy. You can also see the skyline of Jersey City – behind the New Jersey 9/11 Memorial .

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For me this spots represents a very powerful and symbolic place in America.

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I used lot’s of acrylic media on this 12 x 14 inch Canvas of course :)

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Here is a list of what I used

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Have a wonderful day

Comments (16)

  • Francine G

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    Nathalie i love your canvas the textures, the details, colors combos and composition … I simple love your artwork…. Keep it going.

    Francine

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  • Mary W

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    This is awesome – giving not only the look but the feel of so much history and the life that vibrates through everything. Great work!

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  • Tina Gilbert

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    It’s absolutely GORGEOUS, Nathalie!!!

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  • Sabine Schneider

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    Fantastisch! Love all about it, besonders die Farbe!
    Inzwischen ist auch das pouring medium, ein paar Liquitex freestyle brushes und splatter brushes angekommen. Und ich hatte schon viel Spaß mit dem “splatter brush”.
    Liebe Grüße aus dem kalten und trüben Deutschland, Sabine

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Danke liebe Sabine :) YEAHH – freut mich dass Deine neuen Spielzeuge angekommen sind. Frohes Splattern- LOL. Liebe Grüße in die Heimat :)

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  • Shawna

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    That’s awesome, Nathalie! I love the colors. Pensive.

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  • mary

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    We are a young nation. I appreciate seeing the work of artists who feel the tensions and can represent our history and longings. Thank you for this.

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  • Nurse-Ratchet

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    The colours in the sky speak to me of new beginnings and the beautiful essense of hope! Stunning !

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Nurse Ratchet – I am glad that the colors in the sky came across as they were intended to be :)

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  • Win

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    What a fabulous painting – love the concept, and the execution!

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