Acrylic on Velvet over Canvas 61 x 61 x 4 cm
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The good the bad and the ugly of the beautiful poppy and it's associations.


For some time I have been attracted by velvet as a surface for my paintings. I use this beautiful surface and colours to create a juxtaposition between the lush velvet, the light it attracts and the mat or gloss of the acrylic paint which is sometimes applied traditionally with a brush and sometimes used  impasto to create more texture and depth.

The original work has a 3D addition with raised portions on the painting as shown.

The work is signed on the back in the following way:


Freehand signature 
Text: Sand Laurenson MA(RA
Dated: 2017
Titled: Blood & Bloom


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Hastings East Sussex England United kingdom