It turned out I wanted more and more white and the only way I could achieve the look I wanted was to paint in white encaustic that had been softened with clear medium.
At the end of each day, I would think, "It is finished", then the next morning when I looked at it I felt "No, it still isn't right" Finally yesterday afternoon I feel it is finished and time to more on to another in this series.
And here is the process:
|After the first layer of encaustic medium.|
|I didn't like the composition with the three shapes in the center and the heavy black shape on the left.|
|I turn the abstracts around on the easel for a different view. The middle shapes are softened and the heavy black shape is being scraped and layered over.|
|center shapes are changing; more white over the top black shape.|
|That shape that is on the left in this view still isn't right|
|I am happier with it now and call it finished. Lots of white was added.|
|A horizontal view|