Friday, July 27, 2007

Is it finished?

I'm trying to decide if this is finished or not. Yesterday I went back to working on the last of the dozen small encaustic panels. I'd been playing around with making another few colors of wax paint and found a gorgeous Cobalt Violet oil paint in my supplies. SO....that with some reds, yellows, orange and a few slight mixtures produced this painting.

It is an intense color painting. First I needed to break up the overallness of the design......and I kept thinking that maybe it needed a little color contrast as well so I came up with these painted and incised yellow-green lines. After I photographed it to send to my friend Pat I realized I might like it better turned around to another direction. Now I have the line on the right side instead of the left or the top. It's funny how photographing something can help you see it with a different perspective. I, also, photograph paintings and put them up on the computer to take myself away from being so close.

I may possibly glaze over it slightly with plain medium one more time...hum, and a tad more green if called for. Gotta be careful I don't just end up with another painting though.


  1. I LOVE the colors in it! I think that the artist know's when a painting is finished. Do what you think you should, that's what I say. :) BEAUTIFUL WORK! *HUGS*

  2. It stood the day old test of time....just a touch of green and more clear medium. It is now wired and a box prepared for storage.

  3. Thanks, Claudia. It is fun working with beautiful color. The combination of hue and wax is also just a gorgeous combination.

  4. It's finished.

    I love the colors just the way they are.

    I too photograph my work and look at it on my PC when I get stuck.

    Its like having a new pair of eyes!

  5. It is at that....finished. I have it all packed in its own little box now and will take some slides today.