Paint applied with knives, blades, and brushes to build a bed.
Blue tape was playing a role in color relationships. Decision was made to replace tape with blue encaustic
Further development of surface
Drawing from hotel room, pencil on paper. Started with random perpendicular lines, used as a "finder".
Continuing to push paint quality as metaphor
Here are the steps for The Light Beyond
Decisions about character of final paint film are considered, embedding string into surface or lifting out and filling.
Pushing paint qualities
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.
Final layers and end product
Dale Roberts Encaustic
String added to mimic grid from drawing to locate forms
Detail of another area of painting
Forms gradually developing out of the paint