This is a piece I did at an encaustic workshop, today. Encaustic is the process of painting hot beeswax on wood and heating it to set. There is a lot of layering of different colours of wax, etching, heating and repeating the process.
I completed two pieces. This second one was created starting with a photograph I took of a magnolia from Sean's grandfather's tree. Then there was a lot of wax, etching, and heating. But now that I've had a chance to look at it again, I want to work on it a bit more. I don't like the butter knife looking thing in the middle, it is very distracting. I need it to blend more. [don't mind the poor photography, I didn't take them in the best light]
I really enjoyed trying encaustic. But what makes me most happy about learning a new technique, is how inspired I get to paint and see if I can incorporate it into my own work. See if I can achieve similar looks using acrylic paint.
Now I am going to finish my day as it began, creating art.