Mixed Media Artist
I work primarily in acrylics and collage.I use collage and beewax in my assemblage works and am now completing several shrines using found objects. I have been experimenting with encaustic collage and have found the medium very challenging. The paint is a combination of melted beeswax and pigment. A small amount of damar resin is added for hardness. I mix these paints myself and while painting all custom colors are mixed directly on a hot palette.
I will share my progress with this exciting medium with photos of work in progress and finished pieces.
Friday, August 20, 2010
This encaustic collage is 4" x 6" and is painted on matboard. It was part of the National Collage Society 12th annual post card exhibit. The show took place at the Butler institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave, Youngstown, Ohio. The exhibition also traveled out west to the Western Colorado Center for The Arts, 1803 North 7th Street, Grand Junction.
Having to create in such a small format presents it's own set of challenges. I guess that is why so many of the great masters completed small studies for their masterpieces. I am always too impatient for that and want to get right to it when I work.
In spite of its small size I have used many collage elements, including pattern tissue I have machine stitched with red thread, small red number labels, my drawings, and stenciled images. A 3d element is a small piece of brass I found along the roadway on a walk. The circular texture on the top left is an embossing technique using dry wall tape. It really works great a stencil.