Thursday, August 4, 2011

Scraping back to the good stuff

Lets Go Fly a Kite  
8 x 8 
Encaustic and Mixed Media

This was a particularly dreadful piece I had hanging around. I've been laying the paint on thick, a bit too thick in some cases, but this is a constant learning process, so that's alright. I was thinking how I wanted to rewind, you know, go back to where my vision went off course, so I went back, you can do that with encaustics! Pull off layer after layer. First I let Jolie have her way with it, gouging out deep gaps, which were then filled back in. Then we scraped and scraped and scraped, almost all the way back to the beginning. Then a few lustrous coats of translucence and an ochre wash to bring pieces of lost ideas back into being. Now I love it.

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