DEAD OF WINTER........ encaustic, 10 x 10" cradled panel
I work on a couple of pieces at a time so I had my eye still on this piece that I put a heavy matted paper on earlier. I also dug some stuff out of a basket and laid that out with it. It has a primitive face, beads and leather strings. What in the heck am I going to do with this I couldn't figure out. I see things like this off and on and I like them, but when I try to work with this kind of material I'm verging on not being my usual self. I decided I would do it anyway, so I just started adding papers and I made marks on the papers with charcoal. Medium was layered on and fused.......oops the little metal face wants to come loose when it gets hot. I just kept adding marks and made some with the flow tool as well. I liked the nice little 'accidental' green that came out of the tool before I added the white. Finally, I came up with this to photograph.
PRIMITIVE.....encaustic, papers, found elements, 10 x 10" cradled panel
I've got the Holy Grail ( Evans Encaustics ) applied and drying on a new larger 24 x 36" board now.........ready to go later. I love having that lovely white surface to start on sometimes.