David Krane and the three layers of perspex

Recently I undertook a project in which I created a portrait of Silicon Valley investor David Krane. I decided to use this project as a way to push my glass work further.

Instead of using transparent glass, I used frosted perspex. On each layer I painted different areas in space, ie. shoulders on the back layer, collar and hair on next and the face on the front. As the photo I was working from had a shallow depth of field, this approach seemed to work extremely well.

I experimented with many aspects of this project, such as the spacing of the layers for optimum effect, and along the way I realised the unique value of rear lighting a painting.

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