Stillman and Birn
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September 28th, 2019

Garden of the Gods in July

ARTIST: Josue Salazar, United States

ARTIST STATEMENT: This painting is of the unique rock formation found in the Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado. It was made with gouache paint, and I wanted to capture the brightness of the day so I did not hold back on using my brightest greens for the foreground of the picture. I used multiple layers of gouache paint in order to capture the textures of the rocks. Overall, this was a very fulfilling painting and I’m quite happy with it.

MEDIA: Gouache
SURFACE: Delta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – Ivory – Cold Press Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Josue Salazar is an educator and artist based in Northern California. Inspired by his past experiences and the world around him, he endeavors to communicate the way he understands creation and the different forces that control it. He uses a variety of mediums that allow him to expand the way he creates his art. You can follow his art on Instagram @josue.with.context as well as his website www.salazarjosue.com.

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