It has taken me many layers to get it like this. To get it even better graphically, I would need to put on even more layers of oil, but I am afraid I will ruin the whole magnetic idea if I do so - thus I chose to stop at this level.
I wanted to create the effect of streams in the water and that the land stood out from the image. The size? About 100*73cm.
According to the instructions of the magnetic color, you have to paint a layer of plastic color on top of it. Therefore I didn't go straight for the oil - I went for the acrylic first. All the time I was thinking "I might be doing this in vain", since the magnetic strength most likely would diminish with all the extra layers.
To the right you see a WIP-picture. Then you get a sense of the size of it too.
I did paint the land area white with acrylic, but I decided to go back to earth colors. I felt so blessed when I realized it did hold up even after a couple of layers of oil. It works with both bigger and smaller magnets! All in all I would say it is up to 6-7 layers of paint at some places, not bad...
All islands and land areas are not correctly redrawn, you might miss some of your favorite places. That is why I want you to think about that this is a first version of a new concept, it is a conceptual piece and not an attempt to do hyperrealism. :)
To the left: Magnet from Spain
Below: Places I've lived
So now you also know why I'm running out of blue color :)