Elizabeth DiPalma   1970s/ Walls 

In the late 1970s I became very interested in the decayed wall paintings of Pompeii and Herculaneum.  This series of paintings, "The Villa of Mysteries" evolved from that interest.  Done on oatmeal paper (24'' x 18") over a ground coat of thinned acrylic, followed by oil pastel and sometimes further washes of acrylic the surface was built in layers of color and texture  They have influenced a lot of my work since, especially at the moment.

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