Monday, September 25, 2017

The Precipice

"The Precipice"
Image size 24" x 24"
Encaustic, oil, ink

Complimentary color combinations make nice mixtures.  My favorite color combination is blue and orange.  This painting has various shades of blues and oranges, with the orange leaning toward rust more than a true orange.

I started by adding alcohol inks to the gessoed surface before I added any wax.  I wanted the bright, strong color not to move as I added wax.  Not much of the original color is visible in the finished painting, but it does add some depth where it can be seen.  As I continued to add layers of wax, I also used oil paint to add some interesting textures.  When I felt I was almost finished, I added a final layer of inks.  Then, I decided that it needed more texture so I continued adding layers until I finally felt it was finished.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Land or Sea

"Land or Sea"
Image size 6" x 5.5"

Abstracts are fun because they can be interpreted in so many ways.  At first, I saw a crazy, turbulent wave, but I was walking past this painting a couple of days ago and it clearly looked like snow covered mountains.  

What do you think?

Monday, September 11, 2017

Storm's Coming

"Storm's Coming"
Image Size 6" x 6"

My heart goes out to my fellow Americans that are dealing with these hurricanes that have been battering our country.  

Monday, September 4, 2017

Light Rays

"Light Rays"
Image size 8" x 4"
I painted this small study intending to paint a larger version soon.  I love these colors and textures.  This is a combination of encaustic, alcohol inks and a small amount of pan pastel and oil paint.

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