Monday, March 9, 2009

encaustic class

today's class was very mellow and quite
i want to make a gift for a friend
she loves trees and this shot
was taken not to far from her house
i used a the same style as one of my
i thought it would be very simple
using the same colour palette and technique
i think i was trying to hard
and it took a lot longer than expected

i also finished this one
it's hard to see but the background is
old german text book pages
the gate was taken in montreal
i used the shellac and blow torch
technique at the end
i really just want to see if the blow torch
would interfere with the transfer
it started to melt in places but
it think it gives it a little charm


9 comments:

Lisa said...

really beautiful...both of them. the gate is so vintage looking.. . i love that! it's frustrating when you feel like your trying too hard... i get that same feeling when I find myself overworking a project...

Jenny Fowler said...

so pretty! I think they are great!

irenka said...

I always love your work. You'll laugh at this one. One of my readers saw my bracelet and offered me a job. I'd like to put her on to you, it's during march break.

Sharon said...

Nancy, both of these pieces are wonderful. I'm partial to the trees myself and I know your friend will love it. The making of encaustic art sounds so complicated but the end result is so pleasing. I love the textures.

Joanne Huffman said...

I like both of these. You really are making incredibly beautiful pieces in this class.

Joanne

Diane said...

These are both beautiful.

jonaks said...

they are both beautiful!

Shayla said...

Love the light in the first, and using the gate was a really neat idea.

Lost Aussie said...

These both came out really beautifully! I particularly like the distressed quality of the second one!
xox

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