Above, is the next image in the Pieces series. I had some readers ask about viewing the 42 paintings hanging together. Not to worry, I have those images. I would like to share each of the individual pieces first so they can be appreciated as much as the whole work.
I am branching out in many directions since I completed Pieces. I worked in my studio for most of the day today and I have eight new works started. A while ago I had an idea to transpose my graphite drawings onto paintings creating ghost-like skeletal structure references. I have been mulling this idea over for months trying to figure out the best approach. Usually, there is a lot of trial and error; but this experiment went right on the first try!
I frequently use gloss, matte, and gel mediums in my work and I am familiar with each material’s capabilities. I spread a thin layer of matte medium on a plastic sheet and let it dry. Once dry, I peeled up the thin transparent material. It turns out that I can, in fact, draw on it! I am excited about this new discovery and where it might lead. Below are images of this process.