Nov 3, 2015

Day Threee: Pompeii III

Pompeii III

Watercolor and charcoal on paper

Pompeii was buried when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.  As a classical studies minor, I spent an awful lot of time learning about it.  I always loved the diagrams in my textbooks.

Technically I have been working on this piece since September, but today it is finally done! For this piece I put down a layer of watercolor, masked off sections, and then many many layers of powdered charcoal that I spayed with watered down matte medium.  This process took a long time since it is charcoal, I can't speed up the process with a hair dyer, it would just blow away. Below are are few in progress pictures.

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