This is a “wrecked ring” painting which simply means that after you pour in the traditional tree ring style you run a skewer through the rings to wreck it before you tilt it. If a tree ring pour doesn’t come out as you hoped, this is then a good option to make something more interesting out of your painting.
My first attempt at a wrecked ring is pretty wild to my eyes. There’s an obvious eye of a seahawk near the center, but there’s a lot of other fantasy going on in here. Yet what I love about it the most is the beautiful patina look that the colors created when stretched.
This painting was poured on Johnny Mathis’ album Killing Me Softly with His Song, released by Columbia Records in 1973.
The original album cover with a sleeve will be provided; be aware that most album covers aren’t pristine but show wear-and-tear as they have been banging around for decades!
Vinyl LP albums make a great round substrate for paint pouring, and add yet another unique element to each painting. They are protected with an acrylic sealant. I make an effort to leave the label on the back clean enough to identify. I will add a sawtooth hanger to the back of the album; if you want a very specific orientation, just let me know so I can place the hanger accordingly.