"Faith" 2010 Acrylic painting on canvas 24 x 36 inches

Faith original signed acrylic painting on canvas by award winning Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold“Faith” is an original, signed acrylic painting on a gallery-wrapped canvas by Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold. "People need faith in something to reassure their existence and to reaffirm their values in life. We live in world where we are constantly bombarded by images visually and cerebrally. "Faith" contains various suggestions that one with faith may find relevant. Some may enjoy searching for the individual image hidden within, or will merely enjoy the overall experience of the work. For those of you, who like a challenge, try to find as many of the hidden images as possible. The process for this painting was a little different from what I normally attempt. I washed the entire canvas with four coats of phthalocyanine blue mixed with water. Then without using any sketches or drawing anything on the canvas to guide me I painted suggestions of the various scenes using a mixture of Payne’s Gray and phthalocyanine blue. Using the same mixture, I went back over the entire work drawing in cuneiform-like marks. I then I masked the original scenes even further with azo orange. SPOILER ALERT: Beneath the surface see if you can spot the following stories contained in the Bible including the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse; Christ on the Cross, Adam and Eve; the forbidden fruit; the serpent; the Pearly Gates of Heaven; the last supper; the Tree of Knowledge; the Tree of Life; Daniel in the lion’s den; and Noah’s ark." The original acrylic painting "Faith" makes a bold statement on any wall where it is displayed. art painting is on a quality gallery wrapped canvas.

All sides are painted with no staples showing. The painting is ready to be hung and can be displayed with or without a frame. Each painting by award winning Citrus County artist Michael Arnold is an original one of a kind signed piece of art and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The painting is delivered on a stretched canvas. "Faith" prints may be purchased here.  This artwork was created using acrylic paint on a high quality wrapped canvas. Acrylic paint works very well on stretched canvas. When purchasing artwork many people aren't sure what the difference is between acrylic and oil paintings. The main difference between acrylics and oil paints is the inherent drying time. Oils allow for more time to blend colors and apply even glazes over underpaintings. This slow drying aspect of oil can be seen as an advantage for certain techniques, but in other regards it impedes the artist trying to work quickly. The fast evaporation of water from the acrylic paint film can be slowed with the use of acrylic retarders. Retarders are generally glycol or glycerin-based additives.

Purchase Price $250


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Michael Arnold
Florida painter who created "Faith"