Working some days now in encaustic, I suddenly had the urge to paint with oil again. I got all the supplies I needed set up and started adding layers until I just couldn’t add any more since they were too wet. I did make a lot of marks by inscribing into the paint and just playing around with marks and the brayer.
Today the work had set up some so I set out to add more paint…. same old, same old….. you add paint, you make marks, you cover them up and you make more. If you aren’t careful (and even if you are) you make mud. Well……….there is good mud, beautiful mud and just mud.
I was afraid I had the ‘just mud’ without enough contrast or spark there. SO it is time to take a photo with the handy i-phone and go back to the house. These are the pics I took without any lighting on them…just the light from the windows coming in but not strongly….. the full painting and a top and bottom detail shot.
36 x 24 x 2 inch oil on wood panel
Okay I give…where is the mud??? I don’t think they are muddy at all!
I love the top one!
I love the ‘parts’, too… but the light is a little off and too bluish in the photo and the overall painting is what still needs a spark of something……….trying to keep away from blue and green today.
Mud-free, and beautiful!
Thank you, Rhonda. It will still need a little spark of something but I don’t know what yet.
Love it! I’m one for subtle and I just love to get up close and personal with paintings like this and examine/explore all the nuance. Well done. 🙂
Thank you, Tristina. I have been on a trip so will go back to work on it very soon ….who knows what it will morph into when I do. I’ll post again later.