Monday, November 18, 2013

melting away the layers

Yesterday I was looking for a bigger board for a new figure in my Into the Silence series and couldn't find a blank one, so I pulled out a painting that I did about a year ago and I never felt right about and decided to get rid of it and use the board. Usually, I just put it out in the intense sun and scrape away the encaustic paint, but yesterday I decided to melt it with the torch. I uncovered many layers of previous paintings and here is what happened - with the aid of some scraping, and touch of charcoal:

32" x 40" The under painting revived