01 April 2010

Mosaic Portrait I

I've started the mosaic portrait - well I've done the set up for it.

This is a black & white photograph, scanned at a high resolution that's been taken it into PhotoShop, enlarged to 11" x 17", printed and then hand colored.

It has been taped down on a board, covered with a layer of clear plastic and then covered with fiberglass mesh.

Next I will start cutting smalti to fit the areas of color and gluing them to the mesh. Once the face and neck are done I will trim around the mosaic and affix it to a substrate and finish the piece.

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