Retrospective: 42 years of water paintings
by Pam Coulter Blehert

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Stream with Rapids, Autumn

Stream with Rapids, Autumn (2002) is an example of painting oil over acrylics. I don't do this often because, if you paint oil over too thick a layer of acrylic, I am told, you risk the paint peeling off later. In this case, I "stippled" (with a sponge) many thin layers of acrylic paint of many autumn colors, then defined the drawing and direction of the creek with charcoal, then refined areas with oil. Voila. I think this painting has a delicacy because of the interaction of multiple media.