America Series

 Richard Holland Paintings and Frames.

Using the Laser cutting machine:The process first involves freehand drawing, which is then transferred into photoshop.It is then painted in the computer and by hand.Once completed, it is then transferred into Illustrator software program using a system of digital paths.When completed they are then turned into PDF files.These files are then installed into the laser cutting machine.The laser follows the created paths and the shapes are cut.The cut shapes can then have the digital images and painted finishes applied to them..

I usually outline in black echoing the cut out effect.It also emboldens the subject matter making them project forward out from the background.

Creative process for the Paintings and Frames.The frames are individually hand made either by using the laser cutting method or by cutting with a electric scroll cutting machine.Finishes are hand painted.Copperplate is applied as the base ground color to the prepared paper of the paintings and to the wood of the frames.From there layers of acrylic color paint are applied.It involves painting,scrubbing,sanding the paint with wire wool and sandpaper then repeating the process many times to achieve the desired result. 

Creative process for the Paintings and Frames.

The frames are individually hand made either by using the laser cutting method or by cutting with a electric scroll cutting machine.Finishes are hand painted.Copperplate is applied as the base ground color to the prepared paper of the paintings and to the wood of the frames.From there layers of acrylic color paint are applied.It involves painting,scrubbing,sanding the paint with wire wool and sandpaper then repeating the process many times to achieve the desired result.