What is resin Art?
Currently, the primary focus of my artwork is “Resin Art on panel”. I take great pride in the fact that I custom make every part of my artwork. This gives me the ability to produce panels and canvases of any shape and size. Making my own panels ensure that only the highest quality products with the finest workmanship will leave my studio. I make each panel by cutting ¼ inch Lauan plywood to the desired shape and size. Then a frame and sub support system are cut from ¾ inch Birch plywood into two inches wide strips and to the desired length. The frame and sub support are assembled, glued and nailed then the Lauan panel is glued and nailed onto the frame. All the exposed edges are routed with a ¼ round over bit. Any flaws and nail holes are filled with wood putty and sanded. All surfaces are then primed reducing the ability of the wood to absorb humidity, preventing warping or distortion of the panel in the future. (some panels are made differently due to commission requirements.)
The Epoxy Resin is a flow-able medium that uses a two-part liquid polymer mixture. Once properly mixed the resin begins the curing process. The liquid product has a “working time” (the time the resin can be manipulated before it begins to harden) from 30-45 minutes, depending on the product. Some products will cure to a hard surface in as little as 5 minutes. Pigments, dyes, and paints are added to the liquid resin and flowed onto the panel. The colors can be mixed and moved about on the panel by tilting, pushing, blowing or brushing the resin.
Once the resin reaches the end of its working time the piece will need to sit undisturbed for a minimum of 12 hours before the piece can be prepared for an additional coat of resin. Most of my paintings end up with 4-7 coats of resin.
“Crazy” is a term of art; “Insane” is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble.
Hunter S. Thompson 1937 ~ 2005