Here comes another painting which took woefully long time to finish. Layer after layer, colors tones and hues kept changing till I could look at it from distance and say – done. Painting in midst mayhem does tell upon the canvas. I guess it is evident here.
Fire Within painting takes my passion for impasto to another level. The only catch is that I have not used any modelling paste or gesso to get the thickness. Those are the oils; thick strokes of dense colors that lend in their highlights, when viewed from sides.
This oil painting is related to Deep Rooted series but is changing its colors and emotions drastically. The tones are getting darker and deeper with every stroke. The photo does not show its colors and hues well enough. Sometimes I wonder if it is done yet. But if I do not say that to myself, I will probably never be able to move onto another painting.
It took a long time for Fire Within to reach where it is. Today it stands dried and ready on a 36″ x 24″ box stretched canvas, that needs no framing and is ready to be hung on the wall.