i have been struggling with another encaustic ...which started out with high hopes and has shifted quite a but through the process. Here is the background I began with....planning on transferring an image of a suspension bridge that I photographed this summer up at Howards Creek Ranch . A magical place I love to stay at, up on the Mendocino coast, in Westport.
It reminds me of a pregnant spirit of some sort.
Here is the photograph I tried to transfer.The resulting transfer reminds me of a tower, golden, and lighted, but its wasn't the image I was working toward. I realized there was too much dark, not enough contrasting light, and I had to presss and scrape and still didn't get an image that in any way resembled the bridge or what it was I was trying to convey. I also realized my background wasn't light enough....so ...
So I decided in the process of scraping off the ink transfer with a bone folder, to keep playing, and I transferred a tree and a bird over it, began scraping into the dark transfer grasses and the textured became as important as the image. This is where I am so far, taking it into a new direction. I am liking it, and plan to paint more encaustic into it, and rub some inks into the scratching and see where it goes... This is what I have been up to, following my process and seeing if I can take this somewhere new. Learning all the while.