The reason I did that was to create a physical representation of an obstacle that needed to be removed. They would be there until I made them not be there and I promised myself that I wouldn't move them unless they had been painted on. This challenge was an excellent excuse to use whittle down the pile and start painting again.
Normally, when I'm working on paintings, I start with older work and collage it up and turn it into the base for new work. The wooden panels were a call to create fresh.
And so I did...
|Andrew Thornton, "Into the Wind" 2016, |
Mixed Media (acrylic, ink, and colored pencil) on wood, 8"X8"
This new piece is done in a way that reveals some of those hidden layers. I used a lot of iridescent and pearlescent paints; this image doesn't really capture that, but gives a fair likeness. I've been playing around with softer color palettes. It's something new for me and I'm enjoying the exploration.