Monday, November 29, 2010

reworking an old painting

scraping off very old encaustic

applying a thick layer of blending stick

hours later, wiping off blending srick

adding oil paint

I like to blend the oil with my hand

after encapsulating with medium, and fusing, I add more oil and charcoal

some encaustic paint...

Lots more scraping, fusing, adding more oil and charcoal, I am finished for the day.
My muse hadn't completely come out of hiding today, so I decided to rework an old oil and encaustic painting. I had made this one in 1999 and it was not exciting, so I thought there was nothing to loose. I used oil sticks, layers of encaustic medium, charcoal and lots of scraping.


  1. You mastered the Keeping in order of the paintings...
    The last one is very very exciting!!! LOVE IT>>

  2. I'm in love too Ezshwan! She is exquisite.

  3. Thank you. It was an interesting exercise.


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