I’ve created the Master Original for this piece with water-soluble graphite and charcoal on paper. I took a photograph and printed it with black and gray inks on canvas. Next, I hand colored it with acrylic paint, and this is what you see here. Honu ka hanu is Hawaiian for green sea turtle breath.
This is a limited edition piece, as I'm only doing 20 pieces at this size. This is number 1.
The technique is from the early days of b&w photography also known as hand tinting. The photo was printed using black and gray inks only on canvas, which I hand colored with translucent acrylic paint. The flag's paint is iridescent.
The canvas is stretched on bars and framed in rustic reclaimed wood floater frame. A textured gel coating is applied to the front. Wire on the back for easy hanging.
A certificate of authenticity is attached to the back.
Length/Depth: 2.25 in
Width: 38 in
Height: 26 in
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In my 2D mixed media work I enjoy conveying a story of a place with a history. I love bold textures as these are created by passing time, therefore putting emphasis on bygone days. In particular, I aim to show the beauty that exists in human-made wooden, concrete and steel structures contrasting with soft organic forms from nature. My favorite subjects are industrial objects, ghost towns and coastal themes with an element of human origin in it. To obtain my goal I portray these by high-contrast black and white photographs and hand color the photographs with either oils, acrylics or pastels. My frames have a relation with the subject matter, such that the final product is an integrated whole.