Wednesday, June 2, 2010

encaustic class

as i was removing wax from my canvas board
(it wasn't what i though i wanted for my next project)
my teacher, heather, said i should save the strips
and used them in another project
maybe a collage or something abstract
setting it aside to work on another background

i was overwhelmed with all the red on this one
so i decided to scrap it down
i thought it was another one gone bad
to my surprise i really liked
what it was reveling below
it was starting to look like a landscape
well before you knew it the
strips from the last project landed on top
and a forest was born

what amazes me most
is that after 2 years of classes
and working with wax
that the possibilities seem endless!!!

once i had the idea and concept
i found 3 boards that fit nicely together
i simply added clear wax and ironed it
added more wax and then scrapped it
adding some green and brown oil paint
the too end pieces looked like tree bark
so i added a coat of white paint over the strips
little more oil paint here and there
and before i knew it
another wonderful day in class!


Lost Aussie said...

Incredible evolution of the piece! Im so lucky to have a Nancy original hanging in my home!

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Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

I haven't been by in a couple of weeks and had a lot of catching up to do. You've been busy!! Your textures continue to amaze me. And the fence was money well spent! :)

Irene said...

I have a Nancy original as well. I love it!


Very inspiring indeed. Thank you for sharing your thought process

Have a lovely weekend :o)
Carolyn x

Jessica said...

Very cool to see the work as it come together -- thanks for sharing. I really like your encaustic work -- what a cool medium!

Seth said...

You were born to work with wax!

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