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Work in Progress – Another Update

May 30, 2009

WIP 0530


This is the unadulterated version of this painting today, complete with gloss and piled-on color. State Two from yesterday was way too tasteful. I don’t want pretty or tasteful. I want over the top.

After adding color-on-color mixed with clear gels in drips and smears and drizzles, I have begun adding a layer of textures and embellishments. Think tropical fruit salad.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. May 30, 2009 5:59 pm

    Wow! I love it! ‘over the top’ textures and colors! Did you use any real ‘leaves’ for the vein-like markings? whatever you did, M, it’s cool and makes me want to touch it…it really draws me in! I bet you could layer and layer with the gels to build up a thick encaustic-like surface….you’ve got my mind going again!!! Mixed Media is having it all!!! You rock again! Thanks! c

    • May 31, 2009 3:59 am

      Nope, Cyndy, no real leaves were harmed during this experiment. The marks you are seeing are the exact ones from the first picture where I applied the light molding paste with a big huge painting knife, just like applying frosting! Then I let that dry for a couple of days. Those are still showing through.

      I am feeling this morning like I’ll continue piling on layers of stuff. Yay mixed media!

  2. May 30, 2009 6:14 pm

    Wonderful transition, Martha. Such rich and yummy colours! : )

  3. May 30, 2009 6:41 pm

    The use of texture really stands out and catches my eye!

  4. May 30, 2009 10:23 pm

    * claps hands * – yes!!!!

    • May 31, 2009 4:03 am

      Glad you like, Cath! Is it over the top enough yet? I’m not at all sure this morning. Think I’ll put it aside and work on the others for a bit.

  5. May 31, 2009 11:36 am

    WOW! I love it!!

  6. May 31, 2009 2:23 pm

    Great texture here…and such rich and vivid colors!

    • June 1, 2009 3:43 am

      Seth, I appreciate your feedback. This is one that will be put aside for a few days to see if it needs any changes.

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