"Cape Escape", encaustic triptych, 12" x 28"
I had in my mind that if I re-created with paint the places I visited during my week on Cape Cod, I would retain the feeling you get when you go on vacation, indefinitely. I already had the panels and frame, and by adding greater dimensionality with textured wax, then floating each piece in the shadowbox frame, I felt the paintings together had a life of its own.
Painting the dunes was the most challenging because of the tricky shadows and mounds of sand. At a distance the shadows work but close up, not so much. I started another dune painting at the same time and will finish that to be shown on its own.
The abstract paintings I began last month have developed with the underlying idea of maps, horizon lines, aerial views, earth, (and everything else that you have shared in comments on previous blog posts!) I am going to go with the flow. This is the third piece I have completed and you can see the other works together here. I am being consistent with the size for now and have thought about possibly attaching the entire body of 8" x 8" paintings together as a single piece, but it's still too soon for me to know where this will end.
Untitled, 8" x 8" encaustic on board