Monday, April 23, 2007

new mixed media

this is a commissioned painting done for a friend's friends. it is 36" x 24", acrylic & collage on canvas. i used remnants (receipts, maps, tickets, etc.) of their trip to thailand and china as well as photos they took to create a layered and textured collage. there are probably 6 or 7 layers of different elements, combined using acrylic mediums and gels, laser toner transfers, paper and paint. the first pics are detail shots of various stages in the process. the last three pics are the main stages of the process. first there is the collage foundation. second is the layering of printed acetate images on top of the foundation. third is the painting and adding of textures.

this is the finished painting (below).


Peter Dunne said...


love this new work! Each one is more interesting than the next. Keep it up... ILUC Pops

thumbhead said...

thanks dad! it was really a fun piece to make. ILUC too!

Peter Dunne said...

Hi Rick!
Just wandering the web and thought I'd check in with you and see how you're doing. Looks like I'm going to be able to get to your show in June. Will know by Monday 5/21 then I'll give you a call. Hope you're painting your ass off! I love you completely. Pops