|8x10" encaustic on board|
Ever since February when I started working in encaustics, I have been totally addicted to it! I've barely done any acrylic painting at all (with a few exceptions, I'll post about those soon). It's been so much fun to experiment and find out how to work in this medium.
To begin with I tried painting a few landscapes in my traditional style of painting, but that was quite painful and I wasn't really happy with the result. Well, it ended up not too bad, but I was not able to achieve the look I was after ...
|my first landscape attempt ... 6x6"|
And then I discovered the birch trees! I started experimenting with texture and applying layers of different coloured wax, and cutting back into them when the wax was hardened a bit. This was so much fun! I did different coloured backgrounds - blue, red and yellow, super fun!
I have so many ideas that I want to put into action - just not enough time! I'm working a full-time job and really only have time to paint on the weekends. But I know I have to be patient, it will all come. And I have a feeling that one day soon I'll figure out how to do the style of landscape paintings that I'm known for, only with wax ...