this is another collaboration from the gallery. dave day, a new member whose photography is fab (click here to check it out) wanted to participate in the corpse exercise and left the thistle image below at the gallery. i messed up and didn't take a shot at the very start- this is after i painted the top & bottom in. if you enlarge the photo & look closely you may be able to see where the photo ends & paint starts. i scratched the lines in the bottom to continue the lines of the photo.
i remembered a photo of thistle leaves taken years ago (this is why i don't purge my photo files!) and printed it on lutradur, then attached (spray adhesive, then matte medium) to a 12x12 box canvas.
and here we are, gel dried & clear, transfers completed. all that's left is to touch up the spot where the ink spread in the center ( i used spray var, but another coat or two may have been a good idea) and varnish. what do you think?
also tonight- helped husband with art for the custom skis he is ordering ( less expensive than you would think). topo maps printed on rice paper. hopefully the ink won't run when they pour the resin. used the r2400, s/b ok, may spray var to be on the safe side.
and barb- don't panic- the raven is back- i washed some of the gesso back off. and there are plenty more ravens to add on top!
best of all, we met with a builder tonight about the studio! woo hoo! 10x12 feet to call my own :) can't wait.