Thursday, July 14, 2011
My First Encaustics
I've never painted, nor even considered painting, before I saw my first encaustic on the internet. The light seemed to glow into the colors like an oil painting, yet is was thick and dimensional like an impasto. I was mesmerized. I wanted to learn, but the cost of the tools and the proper encaustic waxes were out of my reach. Then I found a site where people were using crayons, oil pastels, and household items to create wax paintings. So with a hair dryer, a small craft iron, a box of crayons and pastels, I made these first two pieces.
The first piece I called "Branching Abstract". It was displayed at the Visual Arts Center of Bay County this year for their Show and Sale event.