I was never really happy with my painting, "Long Voyage In A Small Boat." It had been sitting on a shelf in my classroom for about a year and it never felt like it was complete. I had given up early on a few parts. I finally decided to revisit it and rework some areas. Can you spot the differences (other than some obvious color corrections)?
I am making prints of some of my artwork available at www.inprnt.com. These are gallery-quality giclee art prints on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. The first print I am releasing is "The First Christmas Eve". Sizes available: 8x9 for $15; 12x14 for $25.
I'm progressing slowly on this because a number of other projects have priority, but I wanted to post a photo of the second step on this project/experiment. After "fixing" the powdered charcoal and ink, I then applied a generous coat of white glue over the canvases. While the glue was still wet, I painted a fairly even coat of cadmium red medium acrylic on top of the glue. As it dried, the glue pulled and cracked the paint, exposing the charcoal beneath. I really enjoy watching the random beauty that occurs through this process. Now I just need to figure out what to paint on them.