Thursday, July 17, 2008

Exploring Encaustics-Back to my Studio....


I am finally back in my studio working with encaustics after about a month and half break and I am so excited....
I have been photographing trees lately with this idea in mind of doing a series of photo transfers on encaustic.  This is my first attempt and I feel it is pretty successful.  Up to this point I have been working with alot of texture and scraffito in my encaustic paintings.  In what will be a new series, I plan on focusing on color and its luminescent possiblities. 

 I photographed this tree up a Spring Lake park in Santa Rosa, while visiting my friend Robin who was camping up there.  I am excited by it..  This is my first successful attempt at doing photo transfer.  There are so many beautiful trees in this area.  
This encaustic painting is 10"x 10"  on wood. 
MOre to come....

2 comments:

On a Whimsey said...

I love trees and I love encaustics - you have brought the two together beautifully!

Leslie Pearson said...

Can you describe the way you did the transfer? I'm just dabbling in encaustics right now and have been wanting to try it. I'm curious....