Wednesday, June 9, 2010

encaustic class

today i was playing around
experimenting with texture
my color palette-- ochre, green and browns
using the iron to move the colors on the canvas
a coat of white--too much--scrape it back down
adding drips in cream-- better
not sure exactly what this would evolve into
maybe a landscape??

the brown seemed too heavy so
i scraped most of it off
revealing the original base color
now what?
well, once my teacher turned it upside down
thank you!!
it became more interesting
more ironing to blend the top with the bottom
just a little raw umber to highlight the drips
and class was finished
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when i was playing with the photos in ps
i decided to add a some text and trees
after a few layers and blending modes
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i love using my encaustics as backgrounds in ps

5 comments:

Irene said...

I love when you use your encaustic for ps as well.

Joanne Huffman said...

I love that you show how your beautiful pieces evolve.

Leslie Jane Moran said...

What an interesting process. I love the blue showing through. Isn't it interesting how just turning it upside down was brilliant! This might be a good thing for all my artistic attempts:)

La Dolce Vita said...

gorgeous textures, makes me miss wax!!!

Susan Williamson said...

Beautiful ...kind of like icing on some mystical cake.

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