Dec 17, 2015

Wax on Wednesdays Study and Create : Franz Kline

 Franz Kline 
1910 -1962
Franz Kline was an American Painter who studied art at Boston University , and spent his early years painting figuratively , landscapes, cityscapes , and portraits. His associations with friends such as William De Kooning helped influence his transitioning into abstract expressionism . He became well known for his black and white abstract paintings , and for his "action" style of painting. 

Kline did not like to suggest the meaning of his paintings . 
Franz is noted for stating: 

"I paint the white as well as the black, and the white is just as important" 
 Franz Kline "Figure 8"

Well let's see how this transitioned with encaustic !
For this weeks video I used large 18x24" sheets of 140lb water color paper. It was a wonderful exercise in line control, as the encaustic dries shortly after  contact with the paper. Almost the opposite of what Kline preferred in a painting medium.  

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If you cannot view the video , you can see it directly on the YOtube channel

Materials I used this week:
R and F encasutic medium
graphite crayon
india inks
heat gun
water color paper 

"Seeing" 18x24" encaustic , graphite , and india ink on paper 2015
"Field" encaustic , graphite, india ink on paper 18x24" 2015

1 comment:

  1. I love these. Have thourughly enjoyed your wax on Wednesday videos. You inspire me. Can't wait till it gets warm enough to do some encaustics. My studio doesn't have enough ventilation so I do it on the screened porch.


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