Day 5 of 30 - Looking Back - January 5

Artist Kathy Elliott   http://kathyelliottart.blogspot.com  #oilandcoldwax # abstractart 8" x 8" Oil and Cold Wax, lines, aqua, reds and neutrals
Looking Back
8" x 8"
Oil and Cold Wax on Panel

This one had another life also, several in fact. I am finding I love the muck underneath. It is a challenge to bring it to something I am more at ease with. Kind of like life. We look back and we think about ways we could have taken a different path, but that might cause a major upset in other areas. We might even create more muck! 

I love making marks and lines! I can't even show you what this one once was. It was never to an even slightly resolved point, but it did have many layers to play with. I started with solvent and then used some scraping tools. Next I added more color on  the top and blended with wax.

I love this quote by William Purkey:

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”

Painting is its own kind of dance!