Hot Wax, Color and Fire

December 11th, 2017

I am building a fire,
and everyday I train,
I add more fuel.
At just the right moment,
I light the match.
Mia Hamm

Hot wax, color and fire!
Give me more of that!

 

 

 


The jackrabbit above is an encaustic photo collage which I created in a workshop with Angel Wynn, renowned photographer and encaustic artist in Santa Fe. (And very fun friend.)

The encaustic process calls for melted beeswax, a torch or encaustic iron, soft brushes and oil pigments. It’s a matter of building layer after layer of color. And if you don’t like it you can just scrape it off!

Brilliant!

Since I’ve known Angel she has been a whirlwind of creativity and accomplishment.

I am enchanted by the translucency and texture of the brushed wax. It creates a sense of depth and mystery.

A very exciting thing is that I can work with giclĂ©es of earlier work. This one is fun. It’s from a watercolor that I did from a photo by Pete Myers, my MUCH older brother.

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