This finished work has been years in the making. I first mentioned it in thispost. I had started the painting below in 2004 after my Dad passed away. I just couldn't get it to a place that I liked.
"Flight" acrylic on canvas 38" x 48" (painted over)
I ended up painting over it. I just couldn't seem to get across all the complexity that I had wanted. It seemed too elementary to me. So I thought I'd try again in encaustic. My usual palette doesn't always turn out the way I would like. I am still learning the medium. But now that I've made it more subtle and quiet I think it says more. At least to me. I may at some point revisit the image in oils. But for now I'm satisfied.