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12" x 12" Acrylic Flow Painting, DA-2

12" x 12" Acrylic Flow Painting, by Terry Heath, DA-2. Craft acrylic and Elmer's Glue on canvas.




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12" x 12" Acrylic Flow Painting, DA-1

 12" x 12" Acrylic Flow Painting, by Terry Heath, DA-1. Craft acrylic and Elmer's Glue on canvas.