Image size 12 3/4" x 13"
I started this painting by rubbing some dry pigment into the wood which had been first coated with white encaustic gesso. It looked soft and subtle until I added a layer of clear medium over it. The color became a bit more intense, which was fine. I like that the grain of the wood can be seen in areas. I've built up layers of wax, alcohol inks and shellac burns to create the texture.