Saturday, March 31, 2012

Encaustic #2

"Daydreams"
One of the materials I brought to the Encaustic class with Jodi Reeb-Myers was a sketch I had done from an older piece of a little girl sitting reflectively on a chair. I thought that it might work well as an image transfer for my 2nd piece, "DAYDREAMS" (click to enlarge).

There are so many different ways to approach a subject that it almost hard to decide what to do first. I think it is important to just start playing. But I ended up making the surface too bumpy with wax and paper collage items for the image transfer to adhere properly. Oh well! So I opted to place her face up as I had originally drawn the figure.

The dots are from pieces of found paper. Now after looking at this for awhile I can think of other ways that I would do this piece if I were to start over. But that is the benefit of taking a class to learn something. I really enjoyed the class and would like to try it again sometime. Thanks, Jodi!

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