Friday, September 22, 2006

Mayan Gods


The story of this painting is pretty long. It started out with a transfer of the images and then I tried to add some encaustic in the shape of tiles. The tiles looked pretty cool, but I know now, I should measure to be sure I have them straight. The color was not quite right and the gods did not show, so I decided to melt the whole thing down, start over with texture and had to draw the gods in with my brush. Anyway I think this is much more my style, so I will try encaustic tiles another time. Texture, amate paper, acrylic, oil on MDF board. 20X20
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13 comments:

Gramercy Galleria said...

Wow, Mary, this is incredible. I love it - I'd say however you got "here" it was the perfect path. Again, wow!!

Mary said...

Thank you Robin, you comments always encourage me.

Pilan said...

WOW!! I have to repeat the other person!! I think this one is MORE than AWESOME! AMAZING WORK!!!!!!

Jeanette Jobson said...

You do have a knack for creating depth and interest in your paintings. They are quite extraordinary.

Mary said...

Thank you Paula and Jeanette!

Cynthia said...

Very interesting process Mary! I love the way you work and re-work your paintings until they turn out the way that you want them to.

In addition to all of the above, I would add that I love your color palette!

Lesly said...

Hi Mary ... just got back from holiday and see that you have posted several new paintings.

Love them all, but especially this one and Vestige IV.

Your small paintings are exquisite too .. I haven't tried small yet!!

Robin Neudorfer said...

I just love this piece you have posted. I am sure there is an interesting story behind it. You create such wonderful art.

Dave Rasel said...

I absolutely love this!! Fantastic!! Looks like the Gods showed up after all, and took residence in your painting. :-)

Mary said...

Thank you Cyntia, Robin, Lesley and Dave.

Lesley it is fun to try those everyday paintings.

I have been slow this week because I have a very complicated drawing to dfinish but I will post updates of that.

am-art said...

Mary this is a wonderful piece. Your work has such strength and presence - I love it!

Nikki said...

Wow, simply awesome, Mary! Please do more of this kind of work. This is rich and colorful with a sense of mystery, things I feel about the ways of the Mayan culture. Beautiful painting!

Mary said...

Thank you Anita and Nikki. Hope to get to work on a new one this weekend.