I can’t get enough of Lobster Orange. Put that against Malachite blue and I’m in heaven. The contrast is what I’m after. I need to feel some tension, a pull. Which way to go. Lines enter and cross to offer me opportunities. Projects. Appointments. Get-to’s. All pull on us everyday. How do you ascend to take it all in and discern?
Encaustic has the wonderful ability to show the history of a painting. If you look closely you can see where I’ve painted over colors creating a transparent effect. In other places I’ve scratched in lines where I can inlay dark color for that push and pull of contrast.
Icarus is 48″ x 48″ x 1.5″. A big board as I like to say. Scaling up means I have to scale my tools also. Pots, brushes, amount of medium and paint all grow in size. The floor becomes my easel as I walk around to check the composition from every angle. A walkabout in my own studio!