The latest oil painting I am working on started as just colors. The top picture was taken just as the imagery began to emerge from the abstraction. Then I changed the composition and changed the dog. Just trying to stay loose with this one. I'll put in a swimmer in the ocean eventually. After painting the last cityscape- Bee City, I have wanted to work more with painting water. Not sure what I'll put at the top of the hill yet, maybe a statue. I love working with the combination of orange and blue in the water.
This is a series of four paintings I am working on in panel. They are all oil right now but I am planning to do the next phase in encaustic. I find that I like painting faces better in oils right now. The subject seems to be serenity, meditation, communing with nature, and inner worlds. I did lots of thin washes with oils to get the effects. The birds pulling strands of hair and hat are symbolism. They could symbolize a thought or group of thoughts that tugs the brain.