This is the completed painting but I did want to show you all the layers that it took to create this. I’ve been putting on about a layer of paint every other day or, and then letting that layer dry overnight.
I really added a lot of new dimension to the painting with this layer.
This softened the black considerably, and to me signifies a depression over the absolute death that almost stifled me a few times in the past. These are like wounds to me. But there is healing as well. They are also like nerves, muscles and synapses, pathways, routines … a journey …
and here is the last red layer I put on before adding the final black details and rust touch-ups here and there, which you see in the final piece.
I can hardly wait to start a new piece, along a similar vein …