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 … Continue reading
I finished a commissioned piece that will be hung in a beautiful new Aspen, CO home, and thought it might be nice for my client to get a little insight into the process of building up an encaustic painting. … Continue reading
Just in case there is any interest in how these pieces are put together, here is a glimpse.
I start with a watercolor underpainting, which so far consists of large overlapping dots. I might stray from this as I get farther down this road, but for now, dots it is. I coat the underpainting (which is glued to a cradled panel) with 4 fused layers of encaustic medium, then began burnishing strips of a failed attempt at encaustic mono-printing into the wax.
Goal for 2014: Make 100 pieces that are cohesive and have a show at a gallery yet to be determined in 2015. Sounds good, right? Over the holiday break, I got a head start, completing 13. Only 87 to go. … Continue reading
Spent Saturday and Sunday of last weekend with the wonderful Lisa Kairos at WaxWorks West. Made 5 encaustic collages….3 that I absolutely love, 2 that are ok. Learned some lessons for sure!