I decided to just keep looking at that last painting for a time. So I started work on a 30 x 30 wood panel that had been calling to me from the corner of my encaustic work room.
I keep wanting to get some flow and gesture more in the wax painting process. That is my general way of working. However, the wax can cool so quickly that it is hard to get this flow painting with wax. In this particular instance I decided to use some of the paint I had mixed up in little cans on the hot palette and to use the brush and pour some of it out and manipulate it around…back and forth and so on. I had so many purples, pinks, reds, etc out that this painting ended up being dominated by pinks. I guess I’m on a pick kick since the Pink Ground painting not long ago.
Anyway, with all this said, I hauled it out on the studio porch and took this picture. I’m kinda thinking this is ‘done’……if not, then it won’t be much more done, and probably not noted by anyone but me
Pink Sky, encaustic on wood panel, 30 x 30 x 2 inches.
I think it is done and you got lots of gesture. Good way of doing it for sure! I like you find that the hardest part of the encaustic process….I love the pink paintings and I believe they are fresh and will be well received!
Thanks, Cathy………….. I hope they will be. I am sending the big acrylic canvas to Seattle today. Hoping the clients at the gallery like it. btw… I did something on these last couple of encaustics I heard would be good for the sides of the panels…. I coated them with plain medium BEFORE painting. It does facilitate either removing staining drips or cleaning up the edges when you are through working.