Photograph and encaustic image transfer below; a visit to the local bird sanctuary continued to reflect the winter and early spring storms with barely a trace of new spring growth.
Very tall birches
Bushes still holding onto winter berries
My plan was to work on the dragonfly demo and start painting the grasses, covering portions of the dragonfly, in preparation for completing the final details next week in the class I teach. The only problem was I had visited the bird sanctuary a few days ago because I also wanted to start working on the spring season for my Pathways show... but the photos I took were still feeling too wintery. (I want spring to reflect new growth and new shades of green on shrubs and trees). What could I do with the photos I took?! I decided to use a few of them for small encaustic image transfers although I don't think these works will be incorporated into my show because they aren't "green" enough. I have so much fun painting with the wax, and working small makes it quick and easy. Gotta love immediate gratification.