Watch: Painting with Gunpowder

Combining artistic talent with fire. What’s not to love?


 

Danny Shervin has spent decades learning to “paint” with gunpowder, using slow-burning smokeless powders to burn an image¬†onto a canvas. He uses a variety of brushes to move the granules into position, then ignites the finished design¬†with a lighter to complete the project. Only after the flames have died down can the piece be stood upright, but once it has been, these portraits are the perfect addition to a sportsman’s lodge.