Into space is the second piece on the red cat series. The basic idea was inspired by a previous drawing. I wanted to draw a scene where the cat is jumping into a cosmic adventure. I also started this one with a sketch on tracing paper that became the template for the CNC cutting.
For the circles on I used a combination of watercolors and diluted acrylic inks. These bleed a little bit on wood but I think that added to the piece. I enjoy the look of the wood grain.
In this case I painted the frame with black gesso (instead of just staining it as with the previous one). I painted the double edge with colored pencils and the waves with red acrylic ink.
This piece is 7″x10″ and it was painted on 3/4″ birch plywood using mix media (acrylic inks, gesso and colored pencils).