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02-05-2018, 02:56 PM
This is a 24"x18" mixed media wood panel piece entitled "Overflow " The Oasis of Creativity...

I blacked out the panel first then added some darker fine line details with various white highlights here and there.
I then applied a various amount of latex masking fluid over the entire panel and let that dry. Once the masking fluid was dried I added various colored inks and acrylic paint on top of that.

I left that to dry before I start removing the masking fluid to see what mystery images or shapes will be left within the background.

This is the subconscious trust that you must release believing that all of these marks, masking's, inks and paints will lead to something that is worthy to look at and that is one of the many reasons why I love creating paintings.

Last round color has been added and some darker lines and shapes have been defined to give the eyes somewhere to travel.

I pushed a few of the smaller details for the close ups and stepped back once more to make sure the overall story is complete.







02-05-2018, 05:54 PM
Wow it took me a second to realize this is a step by step, probably because each stage stands alone so nicely and there's such a different vibe between them? This just overwhelms the senses in a good way. It seems like it should induce a meditative mental state.

02-05-2018, 06:45 PM
Artchrispy I really appreciate your comments my friend.

02-05-2018, 10:44 PM
Great place to finish on this one - like the cooler colour scheme that you shifted to in the last stage. The suggestions of form in the beautiful chaos are working well, pulling the eye around the piece. And there are a whole lot of interesting marks to explore while your eyes travel!

02-06-2018, 09:31 AM
Your process sounds like one to try for sure. So glad you posted the stages or metamorphosis so we can see how you developed it from start to finish. I can see a fish outline. I do enjoy stage 2 the most :thumbsup: ! Overall a big thumbs up!

02-06-2018, 01:38 PM
Rick you nailed my picture in perfect words, so thanks for that brilliant description.:)

Kay I knew you would have stopped at stage 2:lol: , but I am constantly trying to push myself beyond my comfort zone to see what else resides within my creative mind so to speak.;)

Katie Black
02-06-2018, 01:51 PM
I loved that you showed us the step by step process of how you eventually got to the final finished painting. I like that every step showed us your progress as you could easily have settled on your second image but pushed on fearlessly looking for more/better.

The final image is very well done and impressive.

02-06-2018, 03:53 PM
Katie thanks for those encouraging words and we are all here to learn through sharing.

02-06-2018, 10:13 PM
Anthony, I agree with Katie, your second image is very nice, and your finished piece simply gorgeous!

02-06-2018, 10:13 PM
Anthony, I agree with Katie, your second image is very nice, and your finished piece simply gorgeous!

02-07-2018, 08:13 AM
Chaya, thank you your comments are always welcomed and received.

02-07-2018, 12:00 PM
I agree the second shot is a real eye catcher and to be honest while I like the finished piece a lot I'd have been quite happy if you'sd stopped at number 2

02-07-2018, 03:25 PM
Laf.art, I totally understand and thanks for commenting.

02-08-2018, 01:13 AM
I really like the second one too but the last one is a more accomplished piece.
Very nice

02-08-2018, 02:52 AM
Thanks for sharing the process, personally I'd leave it at stage two, I like it the most :)

02-08-2018, 08:43 AM
pebeo1 Thanks a million.:thumbsup:

Dominika Duly noted and thanks.;)