Monday, June 6, 2011

What happened?

This 22" x 36" painting had many lives over the past few weeks. I applied more and more encaustic paint, more collage, lots of clear medium and it still wasn't working. Yesterday, I decided to scrape off the whole thing while it was still hot. The first slashing scrapes started to reveal some of the uncountable layers underneath. I felt it was becoming interesting, so I continued cutting into it until I saw a rhythm of patterns. It certainly isn't a part of the Soul Whispers series, it reminds me of a De Kooning or Basquiat.