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The Light in Acrylics with Donna Fratesi

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The Light in Acrylics with Donna Fratesi

"Back Alley-Afternoon" Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 40" Much of Donna Fratesi’s aesthetics with acrylics derive from her foundational exploration and mastering of watercolours. At a young age she explored this medium again and again, but watercolours can offer some restrictions in the artistic practice that Fratesi now explores in acrylics. Taking what she learned about light and composition, Fratesi took up acrylics to open herself up to large paintings with swooping brush strokes. With most large paintings, the imagery can be visually demanding and disruptive to a space. Fratesi captures rough back alleyways with so much light that the...

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