Wednesday, October 21, 2009

encaustic class

sometimes
less is more
after working with some really dark colours
it was a challenge to go
subtle

i added a map to the entire canvas
clear wax and cheesecloth
i applied the oil paint on top
and used lots of mineral spirits
to remove most of it
which really shows off the texture
added a few dried leaves
and
you can get a better look of the map


one of my photos
inverted and then added a mirror image
and last
a photo transfer of some old text
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i'm really happy with the results
and would like to do a "series"
in this style

10 comments:

Sue said...

Nancy, I really like this - love the addition of the cheesecloth. You are so creative!

martha brown said...

This is wonderful, Nancy -- the texture is fabulous

Irene said...

I love it. But I love most of your creations. But this is especially great.

Crafty Gal Linda said...

This is gorgeous.

Melanie said...

This truly is gorgeous! Very ethereal and airy.

Lost Aussie said...

Lovely piece Nancy!

Chuck Dilmore said...

totally beautiful.
even your descriptions are wonderful!

peace, Nance~
Chuck

RedorGrayArt said...

it is stunning..thanks for the frame by frame description

Jenn Klee said...

Extraordinary, this is one of those pieces I'd love to see in person to fully appreciate all its elements.

Crafty Green Poet said...

this is gorgeous, wonderful textures

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