Thursday, March 11, 2010

encaustic class

For whatever we lose
(like a you or a me),
It's always our self
we find in the sea.
~e.e. cummings

my favorite place to be is near water
above are two shots
one of the luety life guard station
near my home
and the second of a light house
in pacifica, california
just outside san francisco
for the background i used
sounding maps from lake ontario
then added some clear wax and cheesecloth
and some umber oil paint to
highlight the texture


Lost Aussie said...

Nice complementary pair!


Great techniques

Caterina Giglio said...

lovely pieces!

Anonymous said...


Lisa said...

love these! my favorite place is to be near the water too.. i love the smell of the salt in the air.

Anonymous said...

I love these Nancy...and Lake Ontario has the most beautiful waves that sound and look like the ocean!

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