Painting with Skins

My interest in a fictional landscape has expanded to include photo skins-imagery embedded into layers of acrylic medium. I collect and take photos that explore macro details of natural ephemera and look for familiar shapes and textures that, when painted, take on new meaning as an abstract and surreal element.

Dahlia

A selection of imagery ready for transfer

Once the skins have dried they have a translucent quality and can be layered onto painted sections, drawings, other skins or papers and painted over.

Down the Rabbit Hole. 20" x 16". Acrylic with papers and photo skins. Dahlia, coral, tree rings, peas and drawn trails T.Cox © 2014