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BOGOMIL AVATAR

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acrylic glazes on panel, 40 x 50 cm - roughly 16 x 20 inches - 2018
It all started with a charcoal drawing - Bogomil’s Avatar Revisited - 
that in the end got screwed up while I wanted to paint over it with glazes. Starting around middle of April 2018 I worked on the drawing in my studio at the Kunstquartier Wien in Meidling. At that time I meant it to be the under-drawing for a painting, but as usual with me, I could not stop with the details. The process included spraying the charcoal with water, and manipulating it while wet. I then further worked the image with sandpaper, various erasers (hard typewriter pencil erasers and electric erasers). I planned on giving it a imprimatura and then highlighting and glazing. Alas, I did not fix it properly: I should have used several coats of fixative as well as sprayed a clear coat acrylic medium on it. What happened was that it mostly got washed out. 
After the mishap, I doggedly worked on it as a painting. I basically had to paint over the lost drawing design, and eventually succeeded - not what I had in mind before, but more painterly than originally planned.
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5632x7000px 8.64 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
Shutter Speed
1/13 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
May 21, 2018, 6:34:02 PM
Sensor Size
6mm
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