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abstract design made up of shapes and stenciled pattern in yellow, blue, white, green, red and orange by Leslie J. Dulin.
Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler
acrylic, colored pencil and graphite on canvas
36 x 24
2015

I layered thick acrylic paint between coats of spray-painted stencils, then used pencils and artist quality colored pencils to bring out the patterns. After looking at it for weeks, I added veils of white in three areas, and Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler was finished. With its prominent patterns of alligator skin and Its general circus-like quality, I had to give it that New Orleans Mardi Gras title. Let the good times roll!