#401 Of 2016 - Limited Edition Canvas Print
This is the #401. Thank you for inspiration to create over 400 pieces of art this year! Not long ago I was so depressed it was hard get out of bed, yet alone create any artwork. I am grateful to the Creator, ArtFinder, Niume and all of my friends like you who have supported me on this journey!
This platform has opened the door for me to blossom as an artist. I still have a long way to go, but I am grateful to be on the path!
Rich Ray Art Process Development
This technique has taken several years to master. Many hours of trial and error, hundreds of mistakes, some happy and some not so much! My process involves three stages. First, I paint the abstract artwork. Second, I photograph the art and other textures from nature. Third, I choose the photograph and download all of the different layers to the photo editor program.
This technology enables me to play with all the elements together. I spend many hours moving and arranging each piece, like a puzzle. I know it is finished when I have achieved the right balance. Meaning, the brightest colors, visual textures, and contrast for the final printed original artwork. I have tried to do this by simply painting over the photograph. I was not able to achieve the bold look I was going for, it became to muddled. This is why I chose the digital technology. I feel this gives the customer the best possible image. The Giclee print is the original artwork with the process I have developed.
I use these materials to create abstract work that is incorporated in photo editor to create the finished printed piece. Acrylics, Oils, Inks, Paint, Photos, Pastels, Pencils, Pens, 140 pound Cold Pressed Cotton Paper, Photography, Photo editor.