We were required to submit up to 4 jpg's along with a brief explanation of our process. Below are my submissions. In the next few weeks I will find out which image was chosen for the book.
Brief description of my process:
I use photos I have taken and transfer the images by fusing them into wax medium. I then paint additional details using small brushes, pigmented layers of wax, and sculpting tools to create a greater sense of depth.
Once I received the news that I was going to be included in the book, my confidence was up and I decided to submit to the Cambridge Art Association upcoming BLUE show. Below are the pieces I submitted, (the middle image is watercolor, the others are encaustic).
I also applied to SOLO Competition at the Bromfield Gallery. The work I submitted was from my topography series.
My encaustic body of work has been transitioning from representational into abstract, always pulling inspiration from my love of the land and earth. Having my encaustic image transfers chosen to be featured in "Embracing Encaustic" validates the process I have been developing for the past 3 years. The inner critic is now anxiously awaiting for either acceptance or rejection of my new abstracts. I will share the outcome here once I receive notifications.
The other side of my art business is exhibiting (and selling) starting this weekend at the Paradise City show in Northampton, MA. Today I load up, tomorrow setup, and Saturday through Monday I will be exhibiting. The following weekend my solo show at Brush Strokes Gallery opens followed by teaching beginner encaustic workshops. This is a busy time of year for me and I am embracing all of these encaustic opportunities.