I like the concept of distorting space in a landscape to create an interaction with the viewer. After hot air ballooning a while ago, I had done the first Vertigo painting, and I have expanded on that concept with this big guy, on a 30″ x 60″ canvas. I used some liquid media to add texture, and tried this metallic acrylic paint I found that has a pearlescent glow. I have been moving it around my house to see it in different lights, and it changes dramatically in each setting—the darker the room, the more definition of the dark values, and the greater the reflection of the brighter golds.
Original Artwork by Cynthia McLoughlin