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!

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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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