Viridescence (New Mixed Media Painting on Canvas)

Viridescence (New Mixed Media Painting on Canvas)
Viridescence painting Viridescence (mixed media) by Polly Castor

I’ve been thinking about the word Viridescence since being in Guadeloupe, and finally painted it. The word means tending to become green, and I didn’t use any greens making it. Metaphysically, I like to think of “tending toward green,” as signifying the irresistibility and invincibility of life itself. Being surrounded by the irrepressible tropical jungle supported and highlighted this idea.

The painting has loads of layers and it took long time to build them up. It is 20″x30″ and done on stretched canvas in acrylic, collage, ink.

See the entire work above and close up details of this deeply layered work below.

You can purchase the original here.

Obtain prints and merchandise of this image here. (This would be a tricky puzzle to do! It makes a great phone case too…)

What do you think?










I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Joyce Alluan Ades 1 year ago

    Very attractive burst of nature! I love it!

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      Polly Castor 1 year ago

      So glad!

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