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- 24″ x 48″ x 1.5″
- Handmade Cradled Poplar & Birchwood panel with wood stained sides to match
- Ready to Hang
- Comes with a Signed Certificate of Authenticity & Artist Letter
In creating “Aphelion” I aimed to create a duel vision glimpse into a starry deep, falling somewhere between a deep ocean dive and a distant exploding nebula. Resin paintings are not painted in one go. They are built by building layer after layer, allowing me to create spots in each layer where you can see through them to the layer or layers below. The depth that builds up is tremendous. the final topical layer features metallic gold accent that streams diagonally across the painting and is so softly incorporated that it comes forth in the light and retracts in low light. Lighting is key to enjoying resin paintings. As the light hits it throughout the day, your experience changes, and it is almost like you get more than one painting that way. Aphelion is a master of movement and hidden gems of details.
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.