I am back from my travels, and ready to get back to the business of making art. I did enjoy looking and photographing a variety of beautiful and inspiring things. Since I had my camera with me everywhere I went, I took many photos and loved looking through the viewfinder at partial images. These serve as inspiration and challenge my compositional skills. I have heard these images referred to as "found art" and for a lack of a more creative term, here are my offerings.
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.