If you could touch this it feels just like you think it would feel…I am playing with making a still life HAVE SOME LIFE for goodness sakes!!!this one is 1’x1’…my preferred size for just working things out…when they excite me then I do larger paintings of the subject
so I was looking at youtube and came upon someone who was demoing shellac burns with encaustic wax…sooo of course I ran to the hardware store and bought some shellac and came home and experimented…now I am telling you this is a dangerous experiment BUT so worth it!! I did LOTS of them..threw AWAY lots of them…learned a lot..is now in my arsenal of how to get out of a dulldrum with my paintings
I am only going to post one of these…but I did a series of 15 of these building-type shapes..primarily because I was tired of doing organic flower stuff so decided I needed texture…and hard edge…my REAL life is like this…I can’t keep doing the same thing for too long
NOW THIS WAS ONE OF THE STILL LIFES I ENTERED INTO THE SHOW AT BASCOM…she is 3’x3’…I was just trying to come up with something interesting..and meaningful…like what is truly meaningful about tomatoes? so you figure out what I am saying in the tiles on the sides
never think I am not all about the wax…look at the texture in the background of this…don’t you wish you could touch it?