Apply the primer.
Two coats of gesso primer are applied. Gesso is a chalk like primer that provides a firm, bright white surface allowing coloured tissues and acrylic washes to show through with their intended true colours.
Patterns of hand dyed batik papers are cut and glued onto the body. To add additional texture, colour and interest, random patterns of hand dyed Batik papers are cut and 'collaged' (glued) onto the body.
Acrylic paint glazes are layered In.
To achieve the rich textured look desired, I apply numerous acrylic glazes/washes (acrylic paints mixed with glazing compound, which extends the drying/working time of acrylics allowing me to create a watercolour effect). For this FisHead, 6 different glazes were applied.
- Nearly there!
The mark of an original work of art, the signature. With a fine point brush and black acrylic, each 'FisHead' is signed and dated. Inside of each FisHead, they are numbered.
- Final sealing
3 final coats of acrylic lacquer are hand applied which provides permanent protection for each work of art, adding not only protection but substantially increases the richness of the numerous colour and textures applied as well as creating a soft reflective finish.
You can see more of my work in the gallery, or by visiting my website: http://www.rochonsculpture.artspan.com/