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.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Day the Winds Came

    This encaustic painting has an interesting detail that is accomplished with the use of  clear shellac mixed with white oil paint.  It is then painted on the surface of the wax, let dry for a few minutes and then heated with a  handheld propane torch. The amber colored section at the top right was done the same way, but with amber shellac. This method should always be done with caution as all these materials are flameable.

This is a detail of the shellac method. It gives the surface such a beautiful organic feeling.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! This is gorgeous! I love the affect the shellac gives the wax! Amazing! :) I'm so proud you're my mom! And, your blog is GREAT! Just let me know when you want me to post about it on facebook and we can let the world know about your beautiful blog!