On Monday morning, three women who have been coming regularly to my studio for encaustic classes, joined me in an open studio morning. After a weekend of hot hot weather here in Northern California, it was a lovely welcome relief to have a cool morning. The natural air conditioning of the great mother Pacific, brought us relief. Perfect for working in encaustic.
I am posting the work that emerged that a.m.
This piece is one that I worked on with a background I have been struggling with for awhile, finally coming together. Cheese cloth, collage, photo transfer and sennileir oil pastels over the encaustic. The image is a from a photograph that I took in Sicily of an altar in the side of one of my relatives houses. I love it. It is small but strong.
Liz continues to work on her family photos in the piece...
with a map of Texas collaged into the encaustic.
This is one of Paula's dragon fly encaustics....
sure looks like a fairy doesn't it.
I love the colors.
Another one of Paula's so rich with beeswax...yumm.
Honey bee was done by Randy who is a beekeeper.
The only person who came her is new to the medium... this was her first try at encaustic,
she is a natural.
Another encaustic by Randy.I drew with oil pastels on cradled clayboard for this piece, and applied encaustic medium very thickly over it. I love the colors.. This piece however, does not exist anymore. I kept adding colors and working it and it now is something else. It has become the first image on this post. NOt sure it is complete either...but I have lost the original....we shall see where the Dream goes.