encaustic, collage, oil on panel
know why. It was quite a journey and a challenge to learn this medium, but I find it is a pleasure to work with, even with all it's challenges. I felt that I was getting very tense working with acrylic, and it was not a medium I could subtract from. The joy has come back to my painting! Hurray. I have another to post that will have one final tweek. I did TWO encaustic paintings yesterday! Amazingly this photo is very close to what my eye sees. I've set my camera back to automatic. Even with this photography class I'm taking, I understand the information explained during the class, but when I get home, it seems to have disappeared. Yaye for encaustic!!
I'm also going to start using oil and cold wax and am looking forward to that. I have learned a TREMENDOUS amount by looking at a lot of art on Tumblr. It started with looking at what I like, and now I'm putting the "pieces" together that I can use with my work, what appeals to me as far as tone, composition, color, etc. I think abstract is, at least for me, much more difficult than realism.
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