New Painting- Ghosts of the Past #4

I love when an idea works out better than expected!  I had this image which I pasted down yesterday (see last night’s post) and had an idea of what I wanted to do with the officer’s bodies but not sure about exactly how to incorporate the background.  The trees are what initially drew me to the image and I knew that I wanted to keep them in.  I wound up painting around them and then chasing after the lines with scraping/carving and drawing them in with charcoal.  

This painting, along with 1 or 2 more, will be submitted to a gallery show called “White, Black, & Shades of Gray.”  I’m glad that I decided to do this and challenge myself by taking the “color” out.  Of course, I still mixed actual colors into the painting to give it depth.  Can’t wait to get paint on the next board!  Hope this makes it into the show.  Wish me luck!


Ghosts of the Past #4
Encaustic, Photograph, & Charcoal on Cradled Birch
12″ x 12″ (30.48 cm x 30.48 cm)
January 2009

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