I want to share a few "progress" shots of a painting that I'm still working on.
I started with a balsa wood board that was primed with gold gesso. The first few coats of oil paint mixed about 50:50 with Dorland's cold wax medium were applied with spatula (soft turquoise and wax); Another layer troweled on (soft green and wax); and then with a brayer (white and wax). These colors did dry between coats. A small amount of scratching happens at this point. That is the Step 1 (not pictured).
|Step 2 (one is not posted)|
"Today again I am hardly myself.
It happens over and over.
It is heaven-sent.
It flows through me
like the blue wave.
Green leaves - you may believe this or not - have once or twice
emerged from the tips of my fingers."
|Step 4, almost there|
She will yet evolve a bit more ... stay tuned.