Saturday, August 8, 2009

Encaustic Collage

Yesterday I spent most of the morning playing around with encaustic waxes, and tried out some images in a collage piece. Usually I prefer more dimensional work, and more abstract pieces, but wanted to branch out for this little test piece. It measures 6" x 6".

I also re-worked a piece I did not like by scraping it all the way down to the bottom layers, then adding more waxes and more scraping until it came out a little better. This piece is 8" x 8" x 2", and has the sides stained and finished.

Tonight my husband and I are going to the closing reception of the "Meltdown" exhibit that has been running at the Art Hotel Gallery in Dallas. I had 4 pieces in this show as a student, and am pleased that 3 of them sold.