I thought I would share a bit of the studio work in progress. I am wrapping up work for my show in Atlanta in September at Tew Galleries and wanted to do a little art stretching and try a little experimentation with oil paint and cold wax. I am working on vellum paper for this one. The subtle velvet texture of the paper is a good complement to the oil and wax. It has a slight grip that holds the paint in the first layers well and allows me to layer fairly quickly at this stage. I will lose the translucency of the paper rather quickly, but it is nice in the beginning to have that aspect of the vellum.
You can click on each image to get a larger size to see the texture detail.
Looking at the last stage on day 7 and I am thinking the yellow gold in the bottom is just not quite in sync with my thoughts for this painting, so I begin to layer more on that part of the painting, and work more on the whole piece with thin layers of varying neutral tones. In between the layering process I am working on the texture in places and losing and then reinstating the edges of the figures. It is a love/hate process, as at some points I love it and think I am finished,only to look again and see that I need more depth in the painting.
I find it interesting to see the process other artists go through to achieve a finished piece and thought I would share mine.
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