Here are two more new encaustics that I worked on yesterday for my Festa Italiana series...Bella Italia. I plan on having a series of these to take to a big Italian Cultural Arts Fair that I will be selling jewelry at on Oct. 11th.
Whether they are complete is the question, the first one is a photo transfer from an earlier mixed media encaustic that I did several years ago. I plan on clarifying this one a bit and perhaps adding something on the right side. We shall see. Sometimes the dreamy quality of photo transfer adds to a piece other times it leaves something lacking. Which is it?...
This doorway was a bit more evocative in the original photo, but I still love it. I again am not sure where to go with it and if it needs something more or to be changed.
The good thing is that I am back in the studio playing, and exploring with the hot wax. Now that the weather has cooled quite a bit here in Northern California, it is much more appealing to crank up the hot plates and heat gun.
Since I am planning another Encaustic Class for the begining of November, getting back into the swing of things is good. It seems I often need an external goal to get me moving, so at least I am moving forward.. More to come I am sure. Perhaps one of these days I will show some of my jewelry here as well. I have been making jewelry for years and years, having done Craft Fairs for ever. I only start making jewelry these days close to the holiday season, since earrings always sell no matter what the economy. Doing a fair is something I haven't done for a long long time, but since I was laid off from my faculty position last December I am revisiting it again. The Italian Festa is a fun event, many Italians, which reminds me of my family, lots of good food...and it is short and sweet...11-6, is also a plus...not alot of hours to sit.
If you are in Santa Rosa on Sunday Oct. 11th, come on by to Festa Italiana at the Veterans Building and check it out!