In this final installment of painting the polyptych, my goal was to tie together and visually unify all six panels.
Using a water-soluble drawing crayon, I drew all over the six paintings in a free spirit style with black lines and scribbles. I simply enjoy the act of drawing!
Next, I added gold acrylic paint - in homage to Byzantine polyptych panels.
I like the glow of the gold and again, it unifies the individual panels to create ONE painting.
Then I wiped transparent fluid acrylics over the bottom portion of the panels - the fluids helped to dissolve the black drawing lines and scrubbed the surface. I have a habit, at this point, to scrape and scratch the wet paint, creating even more lines.
Finally, I wiped away some sections to return to the contrast I had established in the first stage.
I'm done and I'm happy! My goal was to have all six panels read as one piece of work that clearly conveys the title