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Second Phoenix by WilliamBethea Second Phoenix by WilliamBethea
Second Phoenix

Oil Paint on panel, ~2' x 4' with pallet knife.
(originally titled: Election Night 2012)

My state of mind while composing the initial phase of the painting was very angry. I had become fed up with life: unemployment, relationships, politics. By the end of the 3 hour painting session, I felt much more positive.

This painting is notable for me as a re-discovering of my own compositional style in a very free form technique that took much less time than in the past. It is a breakthrough painting for me. Everything will be different, better now.

This current photo has some glare from my lighting setup. I will attempt to compensate and photo again soon.
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brunhilda87 Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's cool, I see that you also find the beauty in blue-red-yellow colour scheme - it's so powerfull! It's like all your angryness was burnt by the fire you painted ;) Hope you still feel positive!
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WilliamBethea Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Actually, there's no blue in this, just a little purple. I think it might be the glare off the glossy sections that seem blue in this photo. I've been applying some cold wax medium to tone that down.
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brunhilda87 Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
or it could be my screen. What is a cold wax medium and how it works? I have never heard of it before.
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WilliamBethea Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
New to me too, figuring it out.

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WilliamBethea Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
The process was cathartic to say the very least. Yes, I now feel vastly more positive about not just my art, but life in general.

I appreciate your willingness to offer positive feedback on my work. That is always encouraging.

Be Well!
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