Apparent Magnitude

20″ X 20″ X 1.5″
Resin on a Poplar / Birch Wood Panel
Wood Finished Sides to Match (Driftwood Grey Stained)
Ready to Hang
Comes with a Signed Certificate of Authenticity

“Apparent Magnitude” is a twirling delight of cool blue and grey hues from the black cosmic darkness spinning into the frenetic bluster of warm cranberry and copper clouds. Working in multiple layers, I crafted this painting to have a rich depth to it, where layers of clouds suspended over each other offer the slightest detailed glimpse into what lies beneath them. Moving this painting from natural light to sunlight is like looking at two different paintings, with the vibrancy exploding in the light and waning like a sunset to a more calm and muted set of colors in dimly lit environments. I love seeing how it changes throughout the day. That’s one of the best things about working with resin.

What is Resin?

Resin is like a liquid glass. It is a two-part epoxy that once mixed, starts to harden within the hour.

I mix resin with various pigments and then work with a blowtorch and knife to paint these scenes.

Some paintings have up to 5 layers of resin, each taking 72 hours to fully cure. You can see through the layers like looking through glass or water. Once cured, it is brilliantly shiny like glass and also robustly durable like a countertop. Resin is so durable it is even used to make surfboards using similar processes as to how I create my paintings.