My Sunflowers painting was created as a quick demo for my art class. I was teaching how to paint pen & ink drawings. I started with paint washes over an ink drawing and then applied heavier paint layers intermixed with heavy black ink. I used a matte varnish over the final art that reacts with the black ink causing the ink to bleed slightly and also turns the ink into a warm brown colour in places. The varnish protects the art but also gives the art a unique look and feel. This method comes from years of experimenting with art. The artwork was rendered onto Spray Board,which is spray-glued watercolour paper bonded onto matting board. The paper and the matting board are both spray-glued and then bonded together before painting. This prevents the paper from buckling when painting. The pen & ink drawing can be rendered onto the paper before bonding.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Mixed Medium Size: 8.0w x 10.6h-inches Surface: Spray Board Completed: November 2021 Price: $150 CND