Sunday, April 20, 2008

Working in a Series

Isn't it crazy how your mind can be like a desert at one time and then for no apparent reason things heat up and you have more ideas than you know what to do with? These are the encaustics I painted yesterday in response to the first drip painting that I already posted. While I was painting them I was thinking of african fabric designs and those scars that some Africans make on their bodies that create raised patterns.

My cave shape that I love. Protection, a grotto in which to hide and be safe. When I am in a frightening situation I throw up an imaginary shield over myself that looks like this shape and I tell myself that no harm may enter. Or if I'm on an airplane I put my coat over my head. True story. I can go inside then where I am not afraid.

I learned a lot about manipulating the wax while doing this series. I am going to start another group today. I'm in a groove.

This is the four in the series grouped together. I could go on with this idea for months. It is so mesmerizing; just drip drip dripping the wax onto the background. Did I mention I love the wax? xo


Ro Bruhn said...

Judy,Judy,Judy, these are just fabulous, they really hit my wow factor, love them all. I hope we see more of these. Like all your work, they are magic.

Anonymous said... are amazing! so very amazing! i love these!

katie said...

what an amazing series - jeeze lueeze you're good!!! wax loves you too, girl.

Anonymous said...

Love these pieces, the patterns are very relaxing, the colors so soothing, keep doing abstacts!

Kelly Kilmer said...

I love these I love these I love these.
I want a whole BOOK of these.
*LOVE* them.
Love love love. They SING.

Mary Stanley said...

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!!! Love them in a row!
Loved my class with YOU! the Best!
xo m.

MB Shaw said...

They are faboo. Makes me want to learn encaustics so I can play too. Nice work.

Candace said...

These are so different but so totally up your alley. I enjoy these series folks do and the neo-geometrics really "pop" off the page!

Big Hug

Judy said...

wow judy, you are certainly on a roll there - i love these - such a rustic quality to them somehow. xox

Anonymous said...

WOW! I literally gasped when I saw the first picture- I want to see more!!!

Laura said...

These are wonder-full Judy, I have never tried encaustic an-y-thing, you make me want to give it a go.

Also I wanted to say, thanks for stopping by, I'm tickled...I actually just mentioned you (again)and your grocery bag journal tute. I made one per your instructions and I absolutely LOVE mine, thanks so much for that! You are such an inspiration and an amazingly, creative soul....


Carmen said...

These are absolutely amazing! Very thought provoking! Do more of these, they are wonderful!!!

Have a great week!



Savannah said...

I so enjoy reading your posts, Judy! These "dot" pieces are wonderful. Loved your insight into the cave symbol and the way it feeds your life. Thanks for sharing!! Hugs,

Maija said...

I have been catching up on your fabulous blog posts! I've been so absorbed in it I lost track of time - amazing stuff, Judy!

Adrienne said...

I've been following your blog for about a month, just wanted to comment on these pieces. I love the colors and patterns!

Dale said...

This series is so fabulous! I love the architype-like theme of the symbols and shapes here. Fabulous job, wonderful series.

Becky Vigor said...

Oh how I love these, and the joy of catching up with your blog after too long away. Don't ever stop, will you? I have so enjoyed all the floorcloths too. Your blog makes me happy and inspired every time, thank you.