Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New work!

I am very pleased to have this one finished. Or mostly so...still needs painting of edges and wire for hanging...:)

It Has to Be
Mixed media on panel

I am happy with how this one turned out. After taking probably two weeks to finish - which is unheard of for me - I am ready to move on to some other things that I have also been working on. mostly small stuff though. I so love painting big - not that 18x24 is considered big at a gallery...I don't think it is.

It has lots of glazes of color, rust, pencil, charcoal, collage...probably some other things that I have long since forgotten I added!

I am hankering to try something new, as far as medium goes. not that I am going to abandon acrylic - no no no - acrylic is too wonderful for this painter whose often interrupted schedule doesn't usually allow her to work with encaustics. But I have been reading about cold wax and oil combined and really love the way it looks. I think I even have a little pot of cold wax to try it with. somewhere....

Which brings me to a hated task that must be done soon. Cleaning. ugh. But it's pure chaos in here, so...there ya go.

Wow, I think this was ... 4 posts in one month? what's come over me? :)

I'm turning a corner here, people...yes I am.


just jen said...

this one rocks the free world Amy! those red "flames" create such a dynamic tension between the dark and the light. you're on a roll girl. on. a. roll!

APeacock said...

Thank you Jen! It felt like the right thing to do - a connection between the two worlds, if you will. I hope to replace this picture with a better one soon. :)