Instead of a virtual painting this is a different kind of ersatz painting. I printed out sketch_p8a at 12 x 12 inches, on sturdy (100% rag) paper, and glued the paper onto a 12" x 12" Fredrix canvas stretcher (no canvas, just paper on wood), then photographed it on a wall (actually the floor but whatever).
In the "virtual" version I digitally cut-and-pasted the .tif file of sketch_p8a onto a photo of an existing canvas.
I guess this is sort of about making paintings without paint or canvas. Clearly the medium -- although dead -- still has its attractions.