At the moment I am taking an encaustics class and that is mostly what I have played with today. So far only melting crayons…until next week, but oh my gosh. There is a such a joy in melting crayons, even if the end results are not what is in my head. But at the moment it is about playing and experimenting…where the best discoveries are made, though maybe not with some of the results I got!!
The first canvas is for the children’s bedroom. I made smaller versions of this canvas for Christmas gifts, and had been meaning to make a bigger one. I like it, and the children LOVE it, which is very gratifying…now to hand it up in their room sometime over the weekend. :)
Then I played with two substrates that had already been started or abandoned. I am not happy with either…both definite works in progress.
A couple of days ago I showed the denim journal I have been working in, and my descion to only do non-dominant hand portraits in the journal. I also made another decision.
As you can see in these photos, all the pages are different sizes.
So what I decided to do is that all the faces, use elements of the pages that are visible. So this face used the hair from the previous face as a beret type hat.
Here was the initial sketch:
And here she is currently, waiting for some finishing.
I am still working on the Daisy Yellow Daily Paper Prompts, combined with found poetry words.
Here is Day 8: Faded love
This is was air brush acrylics that were faded with a combination of water and gesso with some Quinacridone Nickle Azo Gold added. It turned out dreamy and wistful I think. I want to add something on to the other side, but I am not sure what yet.
The prompt for today was a game board and one of the options was a Ouija board. I hinted at it in the elements and the poem as well.
I had a bad experience when I was 11 or 12, and I have never been near one since, deciding not to play with things I am not experienced in. I still don’t know if what happened was real, or if it was guided by one of the other girls (which a part of me suspects), but the other part of me would rather be safe than sorry.
And I am linking up to Paint Party Friday. So much inspiration over there! :)