Saturday, December 13, 2008

Second Attempt.............



I decided to do another encaustic piece because I am totally addicted to this medium. As I mentioned before I find it very soothing to melt the wax and move it around, and soothing is something I was in heavy need of this week. Anyway, what I intended to do with the piece and what I ended up with are two entirely different things. This started out much different but the one thing I have learned along the way is, if my work takes off in a different direction I just follow it and let it become what it wants to be. I am not so sure in this case that was a good idea. I don't really like the layout of the piece, her head is too low but I was working on canvas so I couldn't cut the top off to make it right and it seems a bit bare and yet a bit too busy too. I really am not sure how I feel about the final outcome, hmmmm, what do you think?




This is a close up but even this doesn't really show the wax detail. I decided to add some color to the wax and found a gorgeous metallic gold to add, I just wasn't prepared for the richness of the color, it saturated the surface with a bit more color than I wanted. But still, I think it is ok, I think............

4 comments:

ekoenig said...

oooh, I love the rich color of this piece!!! What type of color are you adding to the wax? (crayons?)
I don't think the head is too low. She might could use something to the top left of her head to fill in the area you're concerned with.
She's just lovely!
:)

An Altered Life said...

Thanks, you are always so supportive :) I did use a color crayon, a very cool gold glitter crayon. Who knew crayons had glitter now!

glorv1 said...

I too love the rich color. What kind of wax did you use. I would love to try this technique. I don't think her head is low. Everything seems to be in place.Very nice.Thx for sharing.

An Altered Life said...

Oh thanks (glorv1), I used bees wax and a metallic gold color crayon. It's so fun to do, give it a try!