Tuesday, July 28, 2009

working smaller

Another day painting with wax ... I am sure each time I do a new work I am learning; maybe I am getting better at it?

I also want to be true to my self and my creative process and I am playing with the wax, trying to understand luminosity better and how the wax medium with the pigments can lead to wonderful depth. I still have a long way to go. I don't think I am fusing enough layers of medium...

The sunflowers were first painted as an art card and I really liked the way it turned out so I then did a second version on a 6 x 6 panel. I do find the art card size makes a good study before doing a larger version.
6 x 6 panel, "Sunflowers"

3.5 x 2.5 art card, sunflowers study

6 x 6 framed encaustic art card

I continue to build inventory of smaller framed works in anticipation for my October show. In the photo above I have mounted an encaustic art card on foam core, then floated it on 300 lb. watercolor paper, all placed in a shadowbox frame. Tomorrow I am going to Ikea to see if I can find more frames.

1 comment:

  1. Robin, your wax paintings are fascinating. I love your sunflowers. Do you get hot working with the wax ?