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Acid Tears

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

This is the latest Barn Painting entitled Acid Tears. It has been in my mind for quite some time. This is the first time I’ve painted on wood.

I chose a 5x7 piece of wood that mimicked barn siding as my ‘canvas’. Cosmetics were my only medium. This time, I painted a ‘face full of make-up’ onto the wood as described in the poem Blood-Bought Bare. Foundation, face powder, lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush and mascara were my primary mediums. Because of an issue with orientation, I had to start again so I used make-up remover and Vaseline to make the wood ‘bare’ again. As the final touch, I dripped nail polish remover onto the entire piece as ‘Acid Tears’. That didn’t have the exact effect on wood as I had imagined on canvas but you can see ‘the tears’ pooled at the bottom near the roots of the wildflowers. Hairspray was used as a setting agent.

In person, it is a muted piece with some of the only light coming from the yellow wildflowers. You can clearly see a fingerprint near the top which is planned and purposeful. I imagine it displayed in a garden setting, rustic back porch or hanging from a fence.

Acid Tears

{or} Wildflowers by the Barn

was painted as a type of picture to the poem Blood-Bought Bare that you can read here.

It will be offered for sale in the SHOP.

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