Friday, February 24, 2017

Process of a Painting

When I was working on my 50 Faces series, I found that followers on Face Book reacted almost more positively to the process photos of the portraits to the finished painting.

I work loosely and do not draw before I start painting. Through the last 13 years I have been trying to get away from absolute realism to a more painterly approach.

Here is the process of a recently finished painting from my series, "Transformations"

Oil over black gesso





The oil painting has been covered with clear encaustic. The butterflies are painted with a hot stylus and the jar is a transfer.