Sunday, March 21, 2010


These are my first two Encaustic paintings.  It is strange that you have so little control over what happens when using this medium.  There are different "moves" with the iron but you don't get to "know" what happens until you lift up your iron.  DEFINATELY ADDICTING everyone and quite relaxing.  I am excited over the first two that have evolved and I can see that the more color, the more they will blend and the more pleasing will be the finished piece.  I just used the regular sized Encaustic iron with these 2 pieces and am looking forward to playing a little bit more.  I am calling this one "Root Tunnels" and I think both pieces are what are referred to as "Fantasy Paintings".

One thing that is nice is that if you don't like it you just do it again; but too much reworking can create muddy
colors so there is a limit to be thought about.

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I have recently started some new artistic journeys. A slight branch in the road from my first love which is painting. I am hoping to combine my painting abilities with a bit of mixed media to stretch my creativity and think outside the box. I am also doing quite a bit of jewelry design and love the steampunk assemblage although I also love creating jewelry using handmade glass lampwork. Hopefully my journey and the information/photos on this blog will inspire others to think outside the box. Please check out my other blog and my Etsy site by going to my website. Thanks for stopping by....