new painting, new technique

finished a painting today. this is a new experiment for me. i had four of my photos printed archivally on canvas in black and white. i am then using them as the basis for paintings. i’m not colorizing them, so to speak, i am using them as the first layer of the painting and going from there. this one was of a dead bat i found a couple years ago and photographed lying on a paper towel. i loosely painted some green around the central image with a little overlap. then i glazed the whole canvas, first with nickel azo yellow, and then with a slightly redder color. then i made up a somewhat runic imaginary alphabet and wrote vertical lines of text with it, to the right, and then down from the bat in the middle. i am quite pleased with the result and would post a pic of it if i had my camera. i’ll do it tomorrow.

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