Wednesday, April 27, 2011

a different direction

I felt it was time to change directions in a new series. I still am working out the technical kinks, but I am striving for is a stained canvas look. I start out with milk paint on a new board, or the imitation Venetian  plaster if I am re-using a scraped board. Then I am using oil paint thinned with Liquin and with a gloved hand I move the paint around the board. After the paint is dried or absorbed into the base, I cover the piece with several layers of encaustic medium, scraping and fusing until I get a very smooth surface.

22" x 31" Whispers
 So far I only have a picture of one, a diptych was taken to the Pergola Gallery before I had a chance to photograph it. Soon, I will take more photos....