Step 1: Adhere an archival print to a cradled board.
Step 2: Apply a couple of layers of acrylic medium to protect the image and to add varying levels sheen and sometimes to add a little texture. Since I like the look of encaustic, I add a tiny amount of acrylic paints to replicate the color of encaustic wax.
Step 3. Paint portions of the image using acrylic paints, inks or pencil. (This varies depending on the image.)
Step 4. Add a couple more layers of acrylic medium.
Step 5. Finish and protect surface of the piece with multiple layers of varnish.
This portfolio concentrates on the wonderful road culture that grow up before the interstate highways were constructed. Funky motels with neon signs, old gas stations, and mom and pop eateries.
I love traveling through small town America. Many towns are slowly fading away as younger generations move to urban areas for school and high paying jobs. When I pass through these fading towns, I enjoy finding the classic signage and places so there is a record of what was important to us.
Each digital photograph is printed with archival eco-friendly inks and paper. Enjoy!