Illumination – Arches
Acrylic on Clay board, framed to 9″x9″
Illumination: Arches – Utah
Acrylic painting on clayboard.
Framed, painting behind plexiglas, and ready to hang.
Arches National Park provides a natural illumination painting. Arches within arches.
The layout follows the geometric proportions of a page from an illuminated medieval manuscript (thus the name Illumination).
Pages within the medieval manuscripts usually had a decorative border followed by text or an illustration with a painting within the frame.
Clayboard is a hardboard covered in kaolin clay ground (similar to the surfaces used during the Renaissance. The surface is sanded and extremely smooth. surface which could be scratched after painting. I painted the surface in thin layers of acrylic paint, rubbed portions away, and even scratched through it to add contrast and texture.