Monday, August 13, 2007
Progress, I think!
Progress on the 24 x 24 encaustic...
It's possible I will do more to this painting, but, also, entirely possible that this painting is finished. Now that I've photographed it and see it in a different light, so to speak with a digital image, I know what is bothering me more than just the actual physical texture. It's the little white dots from the first layers....they peek out all over where I don't want them unless I actually pour huge amount of color over them to fill in the spaces. I've scraped, and fused and that doesn't do all that much unless I want to totally melt/scrape down the previous areas. I don't want to do that too much but need to make less visual texture in some areas. Now I think this does work so I'll remember in the future that unless I plan on a very light valued finished painting, I can save myself some wax/time and effort to start with a darker under-painting or tone all over like I do with acrylic.
For some reason this painting makes me think of snow on the mountain. I have no idea what the title will eventually be. Maybe just coming home from the White Mountains of AZ is the reason that title popped into my head. Although there was no snow in August...funny, huh! Wishing for the cooler climate today and all this past week that I enjoyed there at my show reception.
I got a photo from Gwen of the two of us at the second day reception. The show closes at the end of the week. So, go by the Joyous Lake Gallery if you haven't had a chance to meet Gwen and see my work while it's still there in the gallery.