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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Encaustic Day 2



I already missed a day but I'm going to do a 3rd one tonight that will be an improvement (I hope) on this one. So far what I'm loving is texture and pattern. It's foreign for me to work without a representational image to sort of anchor the abstract but that is what I'm trying to do. To stay mostly abstract.


It's a fun and interesting challenge for myself. It's hard not to want to pop in some literal subject matter.


Okay, that's it for today. I'll be very surprised if I can stick with this for a month, We'll see.

BTW, one reader suggested using soda crackers in the place of graham crackers in the toffee recipe. She said that she's had it both ways and I can imagine that salty toffee instead of sweet would be amazing. 

13 comments:

Lynn said...

Judy these have such wonderful interest I hope you continue. I have seen abstract encaustics in a show this summer and they were beautiful. Yours are strong with intersting texture and details. Keep at it my friend. You have the eye for this!!!!

A new style for you, but wow!

peggy gatto said...

So rich and love the texture/color!
I love painting with encaustic wax, endless possibilities and happy surprises!

Carla Sonheim said...

So fun to see your wax explorations, Judy! Wonderful!!

Ro Bruhn said...

What fabulous texture, I love the little circles, like mini craters. The waxy sheen reminds me of much loved well seasoned furniture, I can almost smell the wax.

jill nalette said...

ooooo this is fun and i hope you continue this project : ) your pieces look amazing!! i'm rooting for you all the way over here in n.h.....go judy go, go judy go!!
love you sweetheart!
xo and smiles~ jill

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Love this abstract waxy wonderfulness. Hard not to touch the screen. Very, very fun.

And I love that my verification word here is crows! They are always with me, but this year much more so. A perfect hat tip to 2010.

the GyPsY said...

Love the texture and colour! So much interest and richness.

wanda miller said...

Wow i hope the bug stays for a long while at least. these are incredible. and this one is just scrumptious or better! thank you for sharing this journey with us.

nandas said...

well i just love the non representational ism of these pieces. how do you get that texture? did we learn that is some form? i cannot wait to get my hands in the wax again... good luck... we are here to cheer you on

lilasvb said...

nice texture and colors
happy new year

apaperbear said...

Amazing texture and colour! "Please mum could we have some more?"

Parabolic Muse said...

Okay, this is even better than Ooozy, above. I know what you mean about the representational bits! I like including something like that, just as a reference point for WHAT exactly, got all abstracted!

This piece is actually really fascinating.

Sherry said...

this year, I've been trying to work more abstractly too - it is HARD to not stick in an image (tho, unlike you, I don't paint them beautifully).
oh how I wish I could have a play day with you in your studio - I am in love with wax but have no one to learn from.
but then all of life is an experiment - thanks for sharing yours - Sherry