I spent the day working on an new piece for the Pajaro Valley Arts Council’s upcoming member show. The title is “Transformations: Envisioning Change,” and I decided to rework a few pieces that I have never been happy with as a symbolic gesture of the theme.
I began with an encaustic painting that is about a year old that I have always felt was nice, but that the line work was a little too thick for my aesthetic, “Gossamer 33.”
Then I proceeded to chop up two encaustic monoprints that never worked well in their entirety, but had some nice details….
A first layer of wax…
…then fuse, fuse, fuse!
After the prints were embedded into my painting, I began my typical line work, this time in white with bronze highlights.
And voila! Never be too proud to destroy your own work, I always say. It’s not done till it’s right!