I have continued to do my tree series using photo transfers of tree's I have been photographing around Sonoma County. This first attempt of a Eucalyptus tree seemed to have a far to dark and distracting background...although interesting in itself.
so I decided to change the background to a lighter color...But once done, it didn't work and looked rather pasted together.
So I wound up scratching the photo transfer off of the wax and using another tree image transfer. I am learning learning learning...
Although the blue is more muted in this final piece, I like its dreamlike qualities. I added the hummingbird and more foilage around the base of the tree.
This is a new way of working for me with the encaustic medium. The finish on these are smooth and glossy. I am having fun. I am not sure where I will go next with this process, but I am appreciating the inclusion of these photo transfers as a beginning place as well as playing with the heat gun...fusing and blending the hot wax. later I will post the entire series..