During the development of certain paintings, I've documented key steps to help the viewer appreciate the process. Each painting has a unique series of steps, intrinsic to the final image. Below are a few examples of current works. More to come soon.
Drawing from hotel room, pencil on paper. Started with random perpendicular lines, used as a "finder".
Continuing to push paint quality as metaphor
Final layers and end product
Decisions about character of final paint film are considered, embedding string into surface or lifting out and filling.
String added to mimic grid from drawing to locate forms
Forms gradually developing out of the paint
Below are the steps for The Light Beyond
Detail of another area of painting
Further development of surface
Blue tape was playing a role in color relationships. Decision was made to replace tape with blue encaustic
Pushing paint qualities
Paint applied with knives, blades, and brushes to build a bed.
Dale Roberts Encaustic