6x6" encaustic painting
Last Thursday and Friday I was teaching an encaustic painting class. As a part of the class I did a few demos of various encaustic techniques. Usually my demos aren't anything to write home about. Or in this case to write a blog about. But this particular demo had some potential and above is the final result.
The paisley design came from a sheer fabric that I adhered to demonstrate the use of fabrics when working with encaustic. Some of the other techniques include using stencils (dots in the lower right corner), creating textures (left side), and collaging paper (heart in upper right corner).
My husband, who is also an artist, and I recently had a discussion about the value in working a surface or a project or a concept until it gets to some resolution. I am not always able to get an artwork to a finished state that I am happy with with, but I agree that the process of trying to do so can result in valuable insights into the ways in which one works with their materials and ideas.