This one is currently showing at the Chicopee Public Library, where it earned a Merit Award!
The frame is cheap Michael’s readymade turned backwards to make a shadow box of sorts. The linen panel is attached to the rabbet with a few dots of super glue, so it can be easily popped off.
I've been trying to get better at rendering light, atmosphere, and aerial perspective in pen and ink. Both are imaginary scenes, based loosely on sketches and memories:
I'm finding that the key is a balance between precision and freedom - the myriad hatch marks need to be uniform enough to convey tone and texture without calling attention to themselves, but the overall effect needs to flow naturally.