Self-portrait in progress

Anna Cull Work in progress

Here is a little something I’ve been experimenting with as a way of making use of an old (vintage 1970s), much loved and sadly threadbare tea towel.

Work in progress #1 – using gel medium as a glue, I covered a piece of artboard with the teatowel to make a linen canvas

Work in progress #1 – using gel medium as a glue, I made a linen canvas by covering an artboard with the tea towel (I have enough fabric left over to make another canvas)

Work in progress #2 – I began painting with acrylics thinned with polymer medium and used a photo of myself as a child for reference

Work in progress #2 – I began painting with acrylics thinned with polymer medium and used an old photo of myself as a reference

Work in progress#3 – I continued to build up the layers with thicker, more opaque acrylics to unify the different elements

Work in progress #3 – I continued to build up the layers with thicker, more opaque acrylics to unify the different elements

I’ll post the finished painting tomorrow.

9 thoughts on “Self-portrait in progress

    1. Anna Cull Post author

      Possibly… the tea towel WAS wonderfully soft BEFORE I glued it to the board! I’m glad you like it. Stay tuned for the big reveal tomorrow : )

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  1. poppytump

    Oh Anna how fascinating .. I have a tub of golden gel medium TOO except it is semi gloss. I bought it sometime a go in Oxford as I had read about it in reference to using it to transfer a photograph image onto some cloth to make a collage etc etc . Needless to say I haven’t tried it along with so many of my *ideas* yet . I shall watch how this experiment of yours goes along 🙂
    Your blog is SO interesting !

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  2. Winter Owls

    Anna, I love this! I have a big collection of well worn tea towels and they are lovely and soft. I’m very much looking forward to seeing your finished piece.

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