#310 Salvaged
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The word salvage came mind – it seemed like a pile of old stuff. This is a distorted glimpse in a direction I want to follow, but only a glimpse. I was experimenting with “Deep Paint” which is dramatic in how it handles light and relief in the strokes. However adding light to create pseudo relief to a flat surface is one of the fake aspects of the digital work I don’t like. Many of my sketches have it, and it does seem to work in some ways. Perhaps I should get over it? But no, I think I will avoid it from here on.

Deep paint creates layers which it uses to build the relief. Below in this post are three used to create this one. I almost prefer each layer in its own right.

When I say a glimpse, it is because one day I will do large abstract, colourful, rich oils, they will have relief, this a sketch!

What do you think?


This print is in a limited edition of 25 Giclée prints on A3+, 33 cm x 48 cm archival paper. The image size is 30 cm x 30 cm square. The next available print is: 1/25


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3 Replies to “Salvaged”

  1. Wow, this one is cool! Both the finished product and the three “sub-layers.” Interesting that you don’t like the “fake” element of adding light digitally to create a relief effect. I wonder if it has been the case throughout history that as artistic creation progresses through successive mediums and methods, artists on the “cutting edge” feel as though their particular tools are “fake” or “cheating” somehow . . .

  2. Hi Paige – just found this comment, thanks. It seems different to add light that is related to the subject than to create a medium effect. I wonder if artists in the past used one medium to look like another – acrylics to look like oil?

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