Thor Picture

10 x 18, acrylics reverse-painted on glass

Now wouldn't this be fun to do? Where do you get a job like "god of thunder?"

As with all the reverse-painted pieces, a lot of the subtlety is lost when photographing. It's a strange process, where every color changes whatever you've put down. As you work backward into the distance, you have to adjust each color, depending on its translucency and how it will interact with the layers already on the glass, and those you plan to place behind it. Then at the end, you turn it over and see if it's Zowie or screwed-up. Dance of joy, or thunderously smash it and start again.

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