Floating on the wall like a sea fan plucked from the bottom of a deep, dark ocean-
Compared to most of my projects this piece was fairly simple to finish.
After letting this beauté étrange cure for a few months I sealed the whole thing up with matte acrylic medium- a lot of matte acrylic medium- like a whole 32 oz bottle and then some- it was remarkably porous- but then again this is a sizable piece.
When the matte medium dried I quickly painted on a dark glaze of Carbon Black mixed with Open Medium. To give it some contrast I gently wiped away the black paint from the uppermost surfaces revealing the warm browns of the burlap and jute beneath it.
I was debating on whether or not to scumble on some white paint for greater contrast but decided I liked this forest of threads as is- it’s dark but there is clearly a gradation of tones- like a bare branched winter forest at dusk.
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