I began painting again today because it’s warmed up quite a bit! That’s good news for me because I have to ventilate my studio with open windows.
This is my newest project I’m working on. It’s for our friend’s first baby.
The interesting thing about this painting is that it’s undergone quite a bit. For months, it sat around in this stage: (I hated it and actually hid it behind furniture so I wouldn’t have to look at it.)
A few months ago, I added about 6 more layers of wax and included incised lines and returned it to its place behind the couch.
But I took it back out today and began painting new layers on top of it to give it yet another new life. After the yellow/ gold layers, I decided to peel back the wax inside the tree shape. What laid underneath was a perfect light green texture I had completely forgotten about!! I had done image transfers and line work and now it has been rediscovered. This painting kind of feels like I’m an archaeologist on an excavation, digging into the painting – not knowing what little treasures I’ll uncover.
Here’s my excavation progress today: