Monday, October 08, 2012
Great Barrier Reef - Global Warming
This painting was going to be a simple view of the Great Barrier Reef from the sky, based on a photo I found through Pinterest, but it didn't quite work out as expected. I had planned to do several layers of acrylics, and then to sand it down in parts to reveal the colours below the surface, à la Hanneke van Ryswyk. But when it came to the sanding part, I realised that I couldn't sand paint on canvas. When you push the sanding paper, the whole canvas gives, and all you get are a few scratches on the surface. Silly me. I should have used board.