Fields of Gold

Artist Bonny Pierce Lhotka direct prints onto Plaskolite KSH white acrylic.

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To produce Field Relic (24 x 36 inches), artist Bonny Pierce Lhotka used a 60-grit random orbit sander to first sand a sheet of 0.04-in. Plaskolite KSH white acrylic “to randomly damage the surface.” After applying a DASS Universal Precoat, she direct printed with her Epson Stylus Pro 9800 printer with UltraChrome pigment inks (including matte black), then sealed it with Krylon Crystal Clear Satin Spray.

The image itself was created in Photoshop from scans of paint chips, a corn field, and an old building. This artwork appears in Lhotka’s new book, Digital Alchemy (www,

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