Title: "sunlight on tall grass"
Year Created: 2004
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
How I spent my summer vacation...
A commission to do an abstract - not usually my thing, but an offer too good to refu$e. Buyer wanted to coordinate with the room, and not clash with existing art. I found a photo reference with the right colors then literally abstracted it on the computer with digital effects, etc., until I came up with a composition I liked. Only problem was I had no idea how to duplicate in paint what I had come up with...
Struggled for months with layer upon layer of paint to no avail. Finally, came upon the idea to literally chip away at what I had so far. With a Dremel rotary tool, a craft engraver/polisher, and a (more or less) steady hand, I carved the dark "grooves" seen in the final piece. (Luckily, I had primed the canvas with black gesso.)
Client thrilled. I'm exhausted.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP: