Wednesday, January 19, 2011

encaustic class

today class inspiration came from a photo i took in new orleans
part of a fence in the lafayette cemetery

usually i do a photo transfer
today i thought i would try to recreate the finial
by sculpting the wax
i add instant coffee to give the was some "grit"
incorporating layers of color and carving to add shape
and metallic paint for the highlites

closeup of the background
alternating taupe and white wax
and adding burnt umber to show off
all the "nooks and crannies"
i love taking photos of the backgrounds in progress
shots of every layer
they make great texture layers in ps

once i got home i altered one of the background shots
in ps and converted it to black and white
this then inspired me to add it to one of my winter photos

i used the "darker color" blending mode


Carmi Cimicata said...

OMG. I love those trees!

Irene said...

These are wonderful.

Joanne Huffman said...


Caryl said...

Nancy you truly blow me away. I am always so fascinated with what you get up to. I love this.

Lisa said...

this is so incredible...the texture looks like metal!

Lost Aussie said...

So glad to see you mixing all your media up! Fabulous wax and photoshop work Nancy.

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