Mixed Media/Encaustic on panel, 40×28 cm
Second play on these, I’ve got my very first set of pan-pastels and I just had to try, this is a pearlescent white to black set, and the luster is more visible in real life. So far, the only wax paint is the white, the rest is powder and incised marks, a lot to explore and I truly love this medium!
GOING HIGH KEY AND GOING ABSTRACT, WHICH I HAVE BEEN MISSING A LOT
Exploring, I mean really exploring this time. I decided in a blink of a second that I wanted to go high key, it has been many mid-tone and darker landscapes lately, I wanted to go light and I wanted to go abstract! So, this is today’s total transformation of yesterday’s exploration. Also attaching some closeups. I feel much better now doing something drastic, comments are much appreciated
Just had to loosen up a bit today, so here is an explore stage painting, done on top of numerous play stages, and in a hurry because it was starting to rain Working title is: “IN THE LOOP”, acrylic on panel
This painting is almost finished, I love to play with these rectilinear shapes, houses can be so much, they can contain so much and say so much about the builder and mean so much for the viewer. The next moves on this painting will be to keep the values in check, and to add some more details, yet without loosing the looseness and atmosphere. A bit of tweaking and hopefully this one will soon be ready for framing.
This painting is still in explore stage, which means that I am taking risks, taking drastic steps, trying out ideas, am scratching, applying, subtracting while wet. Then sanding, and more layers, more sanding, scratching and so forth. I find this stage to be the most challenging of them all, when the mind must be open and quickly be responding to these changes, when I must dare to loose, to paint over what I loved, in order to achieve a more interesting expression further down the way.
Acrylics, mixed media and collage on cradled panel. Size 38 x 47 x 5 cm
“MEMORY FRAGMENTS III” Collage, acrylic and mixed media on cradled panel. 37 x 48 cm
“MEMORY FRAGMENTS IV” Collage, acrylic and mixed media on cradled panel. 37 x 48 cm