Friday, July 24, 2009

Managing the Colors

The new work is slowly coming together, some more than others. With this piece, tentatively titled "Frozen Flame," I'm pretty happy with the composition but still have quite a bit of work cleaning it up and polishing. When I'm "done" I want to experiment with creating a crackle effect and then polishing black into the cracks.
I'm pretty happy with how the book-matched wedges are coming along. I might want to add a little more yellow to add some intensity but most of the remaining work is in building the shellac and polishing.
But with this triptych I think there is still a long way to go. The top and bottom pieces are getting there but still not great, and the middle piece is way off, it still doesn't have a definitive direction. I should probably take the purple out of the middle and add more blue, perhaps also have some combination of purple or green on the edges.


  1. "frozen Flame" is fantastic, a new favorite of mine. Looking forward to seeing it progress.

  2. Thanks, it is a spectacular piece. I wish I could get more of that wood but I've never seen anything like it before so I'm not hopeful that I'll see it again. Personally, I can't wait to see the wedge piece finished.