All about my journey in encaustic art and cold wax and mixed media.
| 04 March, 2013 18:06
i always liked e.e. cummings habit of not capitalizing, so i hope you will excuse me as i use this quirky habit myself.
my love affair with wax shows no signs of the usual relationship woes...i am still enamored of this altogether wondrous medium with which to explore my creative energies. i spend hours daydreaming about colors and layers and letters and numbers and glass bits and fibers and writings and book excerpts and images and how they will all go together when i get back in the studio. so many options sometimes overwhelm me and i decide to just start with something...anything, and let the painting reveal itself to me. and yet, it is often the reworking of a set aside piece that makes for the best work in the end. so it was with both these pieces. they were "finished" encaustic works, but i just never cared much for them, and decided to add obscuring layers and colors and see where they would take me.
i now enjoy them even more knowing they have hidden depths and original meanings that have evolved into entirely different pieces.