Acrylic on layered wood cut-outs, 11" x 14" framed
One of many pieces being created for Character and Narrative, an exhibition coming to Foothills Art Center
August 16 - October 20, 20019
Each piece of the cityscape and the three characters were cut out using a scroll saw. All of the wood pieces and the frame were primed with terra cotta primer. The paint is Maimeri Polycolor, a very light-fast and opaque sign-painter's paint.
I like this piece a lot. Below you'll find the process sketches...
...which I began on my iPad. Initially this was going to be a traditional painting on canvas. Somehow these little guys with backpacks didn't hit the mark for me. So...
...I began sketching some scary fellows, which weren't right either. But the little guys in the bottom center were promising. In the meantime...
...I started thinking about the town--on paper. And I could finally...
Thanks for checking it out, and please follow me on Instagram @tomsarmo_art