FULL SIZE #86 - American Flag

#86 - American Flag, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 24 in x 24 in

Complex construction to this painting. Was first just a scramble of multi colored paint mixed with gel medium to give the surface 3D depth. Then, strips of torn canvas were fixed to the canvas using gel medium. The strips were only laid out in horizontal and vertical fashion. Next, strings torn from canvas fragments were placed on top and were fixed in place using Elmer's wood glue. The whole thing was then covered with gesso. The flag was then painted on top.