I usually apply the hot encaustic paint while the painting is flat on the table and fuse it with the torch. When I put it on an easel, I get a whole other view of it.
At the end of each painting session, when I think the painting might be finished. I hang the work on a wall in a sun flooded hall that I can see from my desk and the living room.
Each day, as time passed into evening, I felt uncomfortable about the painting. I could then review the work of the previous days in the saved photos and see where I had made improvements or really messed up.
I had gotten to the point where I posted the painting with the medallion on my fan page and website, but still felt an uneasiness about it.
Wednesday and Thursday a few artists visited me in the studio and I asked there opinion about this painting. All three of them went right to the weak spot. I had added a textured small circle to the middle of it and it just wasn't working. Today, I got rid of that spot and enhanced some of the color.
What do you think?
|Out damned spot!|
|This was about the third or fourth day|
|End of the first day. Hardly the same painting|