No. 1, Semiotic Series
14 x 14 encaustic, oil, and mixed medium on panel
No. 2, Semiotic Series
12 x 12 encaustic, oil, and mixed medium on panel
As a re-emerging artist (relocating from the east back to my "home and birthplace" state) this is just the "shot in the arm" that I needed. I sold work when I lived in the east, but have only been really active (working daily) here in MI for the past year. I've realized that it will take me a while to get the kind of painting I want on oil and cold wax. Somewhow I've been having an "inner urging" to go large in encaustic, and I think these sales may be a kind of confirmation to act on that "inner urging".
I wasn't able to finish the collage and acrylic I had been working on (24 x 24) for entry into another show. I have SO many ideas brewing in my head fueled by viewing a lot of art on the web. I just got a book on using plaster on panel (encaustic can also be painted on a plaster surface) and other surfaces. Paintings with cement have intrigued me. I had thought plaster might be a good substitute.
So . . back to encaustic. My last encaustic post here will probably be one of a series of at least 4, but I have a BIG urge to tackle the large cradled panels, that have been propped up around my studio, with encaustic (beeswax, resin, and pigment).