Behind the Scenes

It has been a while since I actually painted. I have been busy with procrastinating busyness. Maybe posting pretty photos of my workspace will inspire me to get back into it.

Tools of the Trade
Tools of the Trade
My paints
I have this habit of always painting the lid of my paint tubes, so I can see what colour is inside.

 

 

 

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Process : ‘Two Weeks into Winter’ painting

I love it when artists share their processes, and the ways a painting gets started to where it ends up. I am a big fan of layers. I will be working on at least 5-6 paintings at once, all at different stages. That way, there is always something new to work on, my layers have time to dry before I start the next one, and if I don’t like something I did, I can cover it up with the next layer. I will be putting together little collages (and maybe a video one of these days), showing how my paintings grow from the beginnings, through their ‘rough’ phase, and to the finished painting.

As you can see for this next painting, it was all about starting over, at least twice, but probably more. I started this one in 2016, during my blocking/straight line phase. Once again, I let it sit for a few months, as I was not liking those straight lines. First, I added a bit of encaustic wax texture, and then decided to paint the whole canvas white and start fresh. Now I had some lovely texture to work with. I started layering, but for some reason, took an odd turn and tried out black dots and red drips. And, once again, I painted over the whole thing again, this time adding some embossing foil for some shiny areas. The last few layers involved peeling off parts of the embossing foil, adding some blue with a roller, so it only adhered to some places, and then scraping some paint off to show off that light blue that I started with.

Two Weeks into Winter process
Two Weeks into Winter process

 

Much better…

Two Weeks into Winter final
‘Two Weeks into Winter’ final, © 2016 Kimberli Werner, ‘Two Weeks Into Winter’, encaustic wax, acrylic, embossing foil, pastel and collage on canvas, 8” x 10”.

 

 

 

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