Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sinking Ship

A recently completed painting - a commissioned piece on the theme of "My Beautiful Sinking Ship." It was fun to do this piece. I work so much digitally these days that I don't have many pieces anymore that involve the accidents of ink and paint. After I inked this piece (with waterproof ink) and painted over it, the ink bled all over the place (apparently you have to let it dry longer). At first I hated it, but by the time the piece was done, I really liked the effect. Usually I spend so much time obsessively cleaning up individual pixels, so it was nice to work a little looser and to have to accept the mistakes. And then to pretend that those mistakes were intentional.

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