There were plenty of on lookers and crowd cheers this week in the studio. See:
With wax you can do a multitude of techniques. Prior to making the #2 canvas this week I messed around with layering. Some made it to the sell in shows pile, others made it to the what the heck was I thinking need to paint over pile! But all a learning experience nonetheless. Here I started with a paper doily as a mask. Then made this crazy organic green center. Then started doodling....then layered more medium on top of everything...then doodled some more and added color. The stepped back and said a-ha! I think I am figuring this out a bit. Then messed it all up with too hot a medium and had to fix, then repaint, re-carve, etc...like a said, a learning curve week. But I love the end result. Because it is so off the common thread. It's a freeing feeling to do something out of the norm. So the question will I keep up the doodle abstracts? Not sure. But I did enjoy it!