Wow. Otto, I not only respect you as an amazing artist but as a huge vault of information aswell! I truly enjoy picking up tidbits of information form the responces you give! To tell you the truth dA isnt used to high quality art like yours. Bravo.
this past decade, haven't produced much. When this one was done, in the seventies, I had learned to work fast and some shortcuts from my surrealist predecessors. Too much to explain here, but research the technique of decalcomania, you might find some answers there.
not really, what I meant was to combine the two, like use decalcomania as a starting point and then work it over in digital. I do like the 'get down and dirty - hands on stuff'. I thought of cloning images together, kind of done that in painting in a way by first getting a big mess on the canvas, then painting it out backwards. Now I could just use photoshop on the raw image.....
this is stunning... i assume that you took a photo of this... if i may suggest that you focus on one part of the artwork, so that your camera has a focal point to work with. that should help to clean up the shot more... it is just a suggestion as i really don't know what kind of camera you used.