Saturday, August 11, 2012


50/50 #43
This background has a number of layers of tissue as I worked to tone down the brightness of the color.  The last layer is a bronze acrylic glaze.  It leaves a slight sparkle to the surface which is an interesting contrast to this bushman image.   I loved the strong features and great hair of this gentleman.  A fairly simple drawing with such a busy surface.


CrimsonLeaves said...

The intensity of color matches the intensity of his countenance, Myrna. Well done!

Billie Crain said...

There's a primative tribal quality to the orange patterns that work very well with your subject.

Anonymous said...

Hi Myrna, I bet this one is even better in person with the copper adding an interesting contrast. I am curious about how this will all come together. If I may be so bold, what are you mounting these portraits on? It would be wonderful to see these all together!

Congrats on being almost done!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Each of these images is on hotpress watercolor paper which has been glued down with YES glue onto the 1/4" composition board that was sold to us for this project. There is a hole on the backside drilled so it can hang on a nail on the wall. I will take photos of the installation and the final "look" of all 49 hung together. The 50th will be to the side with my bio and artist statement. The last one can be framed or exhibited any way you want. I am choosing to have it just like the others. They will provide a template which will be on the wall with 49 dots place so that each panel will have an inch between panels when hung. I am to drive a nail into the wall at each dot and then pull the paper template from the wall and stick each panel on a nail. This is the instruction I have and it sounds very doable. Stay tuned!!! If I have some left (think positive!) and I want to hang them together, I would mount them on a common board butted up against each other and then in a floater frame.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Myrna, for the explanation of how it's all to be mounted. What an exciting show this will be. Oh, and congrats on the sale of the painting in your next post!

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