This little painting is another re-work… my impatience for May compelling me to fast forward
oil/encaustic on panel
I have included the original plein air work that was rendered last March. You will see that I decided to grow this painting into a fresh spring pallet and texture of a new May and the process was quite fun.
I let some of the oil paint show through in the sky and the structure of the trees and even some of the dormant umber grasses. I then gingerly applied molten pigment for the vivid grasses and blooms—intermittently using a warm iron to move and smooth out some of the pigment. Following was the final process of fusing/burning -in with heat, then a final polish to harden and protect the work.