"Upstream", 8" x 8" encaustic on panel
This morning I spent four hours painting two panels with over 20 layers of encaustic paint. I learned this process in the workshop Laura Moriarty taught at Castle Hill last month and I am continuing to work with the paint in new ways, knowing that each completed painting is a stepping stone toward improving and mastering the technique.
I decided to paint both panels with the same layers of color however sculpting and shaping with scraping tools will be done without planning to match one piece to the next. This is an experiment to learn more about the sculptural qualities of the paint, to see what creates similarities and differences. Tomorrow I will sculpt the panel on the left, the one common denominator will be linear shape.
These 2 pieces will be additions to my newest series, Maps