Saturday I was at the Copley Society in Boston demonstrating two different encaustic painting techniques in the upper gallery. It was a treat being able to answer questions, demonstrate examples of my work, and explain my processes.
The first technique I demonstrated was an image transfer. I had 2 prepared panels ... a second panel as a backup with the image already transferred into the wax just in case I had a problem during the demo. I was able to complete both transfers today, can you notice the differences between the two works? I did not want them to be identical.
"Koi Pond 1", 8" x 8"
"Koi Pond 2", 8" x 8"
The second technique I demonstrated was excavating a design into layers of colored wax. I also added colored inlays and today was able to better refine the design.
"Watering Hole", 6" x 6"
I continue to be focused on developing the Topography series of encaustic paintings. Tomorrow I begin excavating a new design in a 12" x 12" panel that I prepared with layers of color today.