Here’s the finished piece, as photographed just a few days ago:
I went hog wild building textures on this one – there are bits of canvas, denim and cheesecloth collaged onto the cradled wood panel, the sleeve of an old painting shirt, and chunks of dried paint that I peeled off my palette at one point. I also poured acrylic gels from the top and let them dribble down over the background, and used a ceramic stucco texture gel for the body of the guitar.
A few more pics to show the process:
The texture-building was a fairly lengthy process, but it’s one of my favourite parts of creating a painting. Here are a couple of close-up shots to show the results:
And… that concludes Episode Two. Thanks for watching.