I am on a binge of playfulness and have set off in about 15 different directions…I plan to produce ugly and any improvement on this will be a win. (I tell myself this and I admit that it helps to keep the mindset away from end result - which sometimes for me seems to create a killing force for exploration).
I have the wax out and am mixing pigments into a wax mix (beeswax and damar crystals). The encaustic results are so intriguing. I am using paper, charcoal, pastels, oils and have pulled out some old canvases that have under-paintings on them and I have begun to blow wax over the top.
|Ruth Hassall, 2015, Encaustic and Acrylic on Canvas|