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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Follow the Sun

Encaustic painting offers the perfect opportunity for control freaks like myself to let go.


Follow the Sun - Encaustic on cradled board - 11x14


As I learn more about ways to control the medium, I also find myself working out ways to to let the paint do what it wants to do to take advantage of its special qualities.  If I want a painting with perfect control, I can use my acrylics or oils.  I want something different from my encaustic paintings.

5 comments:

  1. I love the beautiful colours! The blue background has so much depth.

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  2. I love your work. I've only done encaustic work once, but this makes me want to do it again soon!

    esther

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  3. Thank you for visiting and for the encouraging comments!

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  4. Love the depth you achieve with the encaustic work- your colors are so natural and elegant!

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  5. I love this...you wrote about getting control of you medium than i saw the post before and thought you were making your own medium...til i visualized what oils might do to the canvas...lol...that flower would have an amazing scent, too, if you used your body butter as medium!!

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