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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Entry for the National Collage Juried Exhibit 2012

        Judson's Art Award                              

21.5" x  17.5" x 1.5"

For the assemblage that was selected for the show I combined found objects, paper, encaustic paint and milk paint.
The center piece is part of a sewing machine carrying case that I mounted on linen mat board. It is attached with antique brass brads. The rolled scroll is an antique book that had lost it's cover.
I wrapped it with silk and wired it to the surface. It is dipped in beeswax.

On top of this I mounted a piece of black paper that I treated with bleach. The bleach left a nice organic shape (see detail below)

The collage is on hardboard, with clear encaustic paint and an image transfer from an antique
 botanical print.

This image shows a detail of the handmade envelope with a feather inside and a piece of
vintage silk cloth. It is  hand sewn to the mat board with natural thread.

The # three is a copper number distressed, painted and wrapped with wire. An air force uniform
 button in brass is sewn on. I attached the vintage watch face to a piece of found wood I painted
with encaustic paint.

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