New Encaustic Works

Here are several examples of the work I finished at the workshop last week.  There were many techniques we were shown and given the opportunity to do.  All of us took advantage of this time to experiment and play.  Under each image is information about the processes and  inspiration.  So much of this is spontaneous and can change completely with one application of another layer.  I loved the hands-on aspects of this medium and will be making investments into supplies very soon.

"By the Willows" is a 6" x 6" piece on board using carving, 3D pieces of wax and enhanced sections with oil stick.  I started with the carving and liked the Asian feel - so went with the flow and added the organic-looking "peels" that came from my marks.  It looked liked something that would be on a riverbank by a willow tree.

“By the Willows” is a 6″ x 6″ piece on board using carving, 3D pieces of wax and enhanced sections with oil stick. I started with the carving and liked the Asian feel – so went with the flow and added the organic-looking “peels” that came from my marks. It looked liked something that would be on a riverbank by a willow tree.

"Giving Her Wings to Fly" is an homage to my parents and all others who nurture their children, but give them the tools to be independent with love.  This was done on flecked mulberry paper, stamped images on rice paper and paper silhouettes  embedded in molten wax.  The color was added with oil pastel. (6" x 6")

“Giving Her Wings to Fly” is an homage to my parents and all others who nurture their children, but give them the tools to be independent with love. This was done on flecked mulberry paper, stamped images on rice paper and paper silhouettes embedded in molten wax. The color was added with oil pastel. (6″ x 6″)

Bizarre name, I know, but what would YOU name it?  It reminded me of some kind of fish prowling among the seaweed in the depths.  Puffer fish have round, prickled skins - and I liked the name - so there you are.  My daughter-in-law said it looked like something delicious for dessert.  What do you think it looks like?  I carved quite a bit down from several colored layers, then added a stenciled section to create the dotted sections.

I call this one ” Puffers in the Kelp”.  Bizarre name, I know, but what would YOU name it? It reminded me of some kind of fish prowling among the seaweed in the depths. Puffer fish have round, prickled skins – and I liked the name – so there you are. My daughter-in-law said it looked like something delicious for dessert. What do you think it looks like? I carved quite a bit down from several colored layers, then added a stenciled section to create the dotted sections.

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