There is something about witnessing these papers absorb the wax pigments that is meditative, seductive , and magical. Encouraging the curiosity to keep going and the excitement to see what will happen next.
Each move builds on the one made beforehand , each color blending and adding to the story . Every piece feeling like it has a story to be told . To be revealed.
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"Encausticology Paper Journey" online workshop.
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The drawing for the giveaway will be Dec 1 !
Week 3 of "Encausticology Paper Journey " online workshop
No brush hot plate painting !
This will be the last Wax on Wednesday for a couple of weeks here because Ms. Reagan is dancing in New York for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ! Woot ! We are excited to leave for the Big Apple !
Supplies I used this week:
2 masonite boards
white encaustic medium
tissue paper (painted with india inks)
Yellow encaustic paint
green encaustic paint
Sometimes Less is More
Sometimes the supplies come out , excitement sets in , and the urge to keep going , or maybe the uncertainty of when to stop presents itself .
This week I wanted to do a couple of pieces with some tissue I had painted with india inks for the purpose of using it in collage.
As I progressed and looked from one piece to the other , one of them seemed as though I had gone a little too far . The composition was poor, and there was just too much going on. The wonderful thing about encaustic of course is there are no mistakes! I was able to frame the section I wanted revealed with a layer of black encaustic paint, and hone in the composition to something the eye could now follow.
Encaustic as a medium allows you to scrape back to reveal , cover over , and build upon previous layers .
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