Sunday, November 8, 2009

My first REAL Encaustics!!!!!

I've been in quite an art funk lately. Haven't posted here in 2 months. But all that time, I've been really looking forward to the Mini Encaustic Workshop I'm taking later this month at R&F Paints in Kingston, NY.
I've been gradually gathering my supplies and keeping my nose buried in my encaustic books, planning to start after the workshop. Today decided that I just couldn't wait anymore and had to get my hands in the wax! What fun!!! Perfect medium for the texture junkie I am! LOL! I've got tons to learn and can't wait until the workshop to be able to ask all my questions.

So here they are! My first 3 real encaustics! Yippie!!! The square ones are on 8"x8" birch panels. The other one is on 5"x7" clayboard. In addition to the encaustic paints, I used oil sticks on all of them, photo transfers on the first and second (photographs compliments of my sister, photographer Roberta Fair), and fabric stips on the third one. Can't wait to do more!!!


Nora Mackin said...

Really neat Deb, and yes the second is still my favorite.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Welcome back to the blog world! I am really intrigued by the encaustic process and am looking forward to seeing more of your work before and after your workshop.
All three works here are quite nice, but like Nora, the second is my favorite.

Deb Townsend said...

Thanks Nora! I'm not surprised you like #2 best. :)

Thanks Christiane. It's really fun so far. I've got so much to learn and a list of questions for the workshop, but I'm absolutely hooked!!!

Merle Plagge said...

Deb, Welcome back --was starting to get concerned with no posts. I love your encaustics. Can't decide which I like better--2 or 3. Both are excellent. I look forward to many more. --Merle

Deb Townsend said...

Hi Merle. How nice to see you. It's good to be back. :) Glad you like the encaustics. I'm totally addicted! I've still got to try your eggshells, but I'll bet they'd be really cool in wax. Need to start saving my shells!