This is a work on Dura-Lar, an acetate-like surface designed to hold paint but non-absorbent, so the paint can be manipulated along the surface while still wet, but permanent and non-flaking when dry; in addition I've sealed the painting with polyacrylic sealant. The detail is extraordinary, and the movement of paint reveals the forces that shaped the earth. I was thinking of images of the Earth from space, and this one struck me as what an enormous forest fire might look like from the height of an airplane, for example, although without the clouds of smoke. While this is a work on "paper" it does not require a glass, although that's entirely possible. It is currently framed in a matte black frame that adds about 3 inches total to the overall dimensions.
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, on Dura-Lar