three books

three books

Friday, 27 May 2011

Floating other stuff in the wax is fun too. These bunnies are drawn in ink on trace and embedded.
Here is another early experiment in Dorlands Wax. I wish the photograph could show how the pigment is floating in there layer upon layer, it's so luscious.

another dragonfly 18x24

Getting started

I am a wannabe artist living and working in fabulously beautiful Vancouver BC and I am inspired by my friend Carole (check out her blog Carole Reid Artist) to start a blog as a commitment to making myself "do the work".

For the past year or so I have been working with Dorlands wax which is lovely and versatile but stinky and very slow to cure. So, while I am reluctant to give it up entirely I have become enchanted with the more traditional form of encaustic, a process which is likely killing me or at very least blowing brain cells that I can ill afford, but which also provides both instant gratification and the ability to alter at will.

This whole public persona thing is very new to me so feel free to critique if you wish but be kind.