encaustic and oil on birch 6x6
I've also been thinking in black and white. The simplicity of removing color and creating form and detail in the space of two colors is a good lesson for me. I'm not giving up color by any means, but I do think that removing it teaches a valuable lesson. For those of you interested in processes - the feather is carved into the wax surface with an exacto knife creating the fine line detail. The lines are then filled with oil paint which is then rubbed off the surface and left in the lines. Wax is difficult to get any fine detail and this in one of the best ways to achieve that.
Happy Friday everyone! I hope your time in nature is also a wonderful inspirational adventure and treasure hunt that brings you much reward.