I had to try one more time to use the wine photo, but this time I scaled it down to 8" x 8". I did not want to let myself get caught up in the geometric details and only chose to highlight random spots. I made sure the image was transferred without rips and I reminded myself not to over work this but it looks cloudy and lifeless, maybe that's why I am so attracted to painting nature. Kinda looks like cob webs and dust are surrounding the bottles, doesn't it?
"A Good Year"
8" x 8", encaustic on panel
I also added a few foreground details into "Sandy Beach Waves", now I can call this a finished work.