I have been thoroughly enjoying exploring encaustic art both in teaching the basics to others, experimenting more myself and attending a workshop with a fabulous encaustic artist, Mo Godbeer. So much to discover…. more pics to come
I tend to get a bit anxious about things…. even when I don’t know I am…. and my bp goes sky high. But sitting in the studio playing with floating watercolours on paper helps return my body to a less stressed state.
View to the Nut, Stanley, Tasmania
Although one of these works started from a photo reference, hence the view to the volcanic plug ( The Nut,Stanley, NW Tasmania), the other is purely from the imagination. This way of working encourages more play as you are not aiming for it to represent anything in particular…. just enjoying the experience and letting the painting flow out of the brush. I start with the suggestion of a sky then each successive mark is in response to the previous one. Limited palette of 2 or 3 colours so little decision making. They are small works so I can watch the whole image evolve at once and judge timing and water content. (both are for sale at $50AUD each
Where better to find “beige” than at the coast. From exposed rocks, to debris patterns and sand, beige is beautiful…..it gets us to focus on the patterns instead of being distracted by saturated colour. Being a beach/coast lover pruning my beige favourites to just a few was tricky (even now there are really too many), so I only looked at a small selection of my images…. otherwise I may have spent all evening choosing “beige” to share.