Icy Weather

Here’s an old painting I forgot to post… or rather, I was submitting it in a competition and wasn’t able to post it until afterwards. It was suggested to me that I should try to paint the abstraction that occurs when skate-blades pass over the ice surface. I wanted to take it a step further by creating an evolving painting that morphs depending on the angle and lighting the viewer see’s it by. I built up layers of paint and glaze to create depth, that is light on top with a penetrating darkness below it. I also carved groove marks into the paint and added extra textures in an effort to make the skate marks pop off the board. Whether or not I was entirely successful is up to the viewer … I will probably explore this concept again later in the future.