If Only (the progression of a painting)

I am thrilled to have three encaustic pieces up at the Vision of Squam II show in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire right now. I recently stumbled across the photos I had taken marking the progression of one of the paintings in the show, If Only, so I wanted to share them with all of you. I always love seeing how other artists go about arriving at a finished work.



before wax

rubbing oil paint into the scratchs and gouges in the wax

another layer of wax after wiping off the excess oil paint

with faint white falling leaves

final product with the transfer of the girl in the house and added words

I must say that the piece didn't come out as I had envisioned it in the beginning, but I liked it after it sat around for a while.