After day 2, I finished both works, each is a 6 x 6 panel. The original photo is on the right, the encaustic painting is on the left.
I finally had the time to work on more image transfers; I am in the middle of a 6 day studio residency (part of my school program) and our focus is on making art this week. I had taken photos from a walk through the bird sanctuary near my house recently knowing I would use the photos for encaustic image transfers but what I didn't know was that I would want to incorporate shades of green rather than sticking with black, brown, and white to add depth to these encaustic paintings.
Being in a class that has our focus on discovering ourselves, our 'secret selves' can be liberating as well as enlightening. I am always trying to be aware of my self and for the most part I am pretty transparent... there are no big secret personas hiding inside me.
Besides making art, we are doing self reflection and planning goals for the next year in this program. I never thought a year ago I would be so excited and focused on encaustics, it makes me wonder what I will be doing a year from now. There could be some kind of book inside me, waiting to be written (and illustrated) but it's too soon for me to know.