Saturday, June 20, 2009

encaustic class

i had my last encaustic class this week
feeling a little sad
i love my classes with heather
i learned so much and i
look forward to class in the fall
i've been busy "finishing off" a few pieces
above is one i started a few weeks ago
i used natural bees wax and wall paper
rubbed on oil paint and added the metal

close up of the key

i just finished the sides
i used copper sheeting
distressed it with liver of sulfur
then added a patina wash
and nailed it to the fame
i have a few more to finish
just waiting on the rust treatment to get to work
will post as soon as they are done


Joanne Huffman said...

You do the most incredibly beautiful encaustic work.


Leslie Jane Moran said...

I remember doing a project once and needing liver of sulphur. We could never find it here so made a different effect. I'd love to talk to you some day about using this stuff! "Beautious" work.

My word verification is "Flusnot" you think that's flu...NOT or Flu snot! LOL

Jenn Klee said...

Amazing piece. I have always had this thing for keys, I think they can have so many meanings and can stand for a lot of different things.

Lisa said...

this is such breathtaking work... i love what you've done...the key is really the icing on the cake...beautiful!

Terri said...

Fantastic work Nancy! I always enjoy seeing your work.

Jennifer said...

Ooooh! I like this one very much! What do you do with these pieces, Nancy?

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

I love this one!

Chuck Dilmore said...

oh. wow.

your stuff is soo very intriguing, Nancy!
and yes... where do your pieces
come home to live?

wonderful work!

Susan Williamson said...

You have an absolute gift for encaustic Nancy. This is pure poetry.

Rusted Wings said...

This is SO the colors!

laurel said...

Another gorgeous one. I love the color combinations you pick and your elements.

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