Flowers, wax, abstraction

Posted Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

A period of intense work on the large piece, with changes, developments and an interweaving of foreground, middle ground and distance. I worked over a period of time on many parts of the painting; changing the” flower in box” elements, adding abstract signs  in thick white paint , erasing  or modifying their tone so they are like muted signs.I also worked on the foliage and tree, referring to the Botticelli painting with its laden quality of  overhanging trees. Parts of the picture were worked on with transparent wax, creating tension on the surface .I felt a great sense of getting lost in the work, improvising and trying things in a fluid manner.