Untitled, 8" x 8"encaustic on panel
layered, contoured, inlayed, and scraped. I still plan on burnishing some of the excavated areas in order to have a smoother, cleaner surface.
Leaving the stain of the pigment on the edges of the cradled panel (seen below) was more appealing to me than leaving the drips of wax over the edges.
We painted layers of flat and textured wax on a flat panel, then rolled and sliced in half. Laura invented this technique which she incorporates in many of her sculptural paintings.
these were created to be added into poured sculptural pieces.
After pouring layers of wax into a mold we could sculpt and burnish areas to expose various artifacts.
I prefer the green side up (above) as the top of the sculpture however it looks completely different if you flip over to the other side.
We had open studio time in the afternoon and I also experimented with rice paper, powdered charcoal, and the wax that was left on the griddle. These are just a few of the monotypes I created, each is 18" x 12". I may incorporate these into wax sculptures but I need more time to decide.
Then to top off an incredible art week, the last day of the workshop I received an email from the Copley Society informing me that my painting "Tempest" was the juror's choice 2nd place award in the upcoming Marine Art show.
My head is still spinning!
"Tempest", 12" x 12" encaustic on panel