|"Dante's Dream" Encaustic Diptych on Panel, 6" x 2 1/2''|
|Ode to the Bee, Encaustic on Panel 2" x 2"|
When it's 60 degrees outside I can open the studio door and
window and work with Encaustic. I need adequate
ventilation for safety reasons, and then I still limit
my exposure time to the melted beeswax.
The gallery owner dropped one of my pieces which took out
three chunks from the corners, but I was able to fix it and
return it to the gallery today. She also said "red" sells.
I did not make the "reddish" piece above for that reason.
I had something in mind - but it took a slightly different turn.
Black does not photograph well - dark colors do not photograph well.
In fact, Encaustic is often not very photogenic. Ha!
What about my studio!? What a sweet mess in that corner!!
I know how to maneuver around all those tins and cords though.
Oh, I bought a new heat gun! Most artists get all excited when they
get new brushes (I do too), but I'm so thrilled about my new Wagner
heat gun. I gave myself a blister with it today though! Seriously.
One of these days when I get better organized I will share some
pictures of my studio. It's a cozy, beautiful spot really with a
balcony and Prairie Hill view. :)
|Encaustic panel sitting on book.|
I consider this beauty the "Mona Lisa" of encaustic mummy paintings!
I burnished her image into wax using a transfer method.
I made some other mini panels of her copied image and
applied two layers of wax to the surface.
I think I may have some give-aways at my Encaustic
talk and demo next week. Tomorrow I have to spend
time organizing my presentation...
|Playing in the studio.|
I'm pretty sure I discovered "The Guy With The Pearl Earring." :)
I cut him out of a magazine - an 18th century work.
Hope you are having a fun weekend!