This piece is more literal than most of my artwork. The background is a page from the story "The Frog Prince" and the imagery is very straightforward. The crown is carved into the wax and filled with glitter. The whole piece is wrapped in a gold thread. "Caecilian" simply means "frog". I enjoy the composition of this piece. :)
Had a great time at this month's Boro Art Crawl. These 2 pieces, "Arrhythmia" and "Words Unspoken" have found new homes and I hope their new owners are very happy. Thanks to the Boro Art Crawl committee for all of your hard work!
See you all at the Folk N' Art Fest coming up July 23rd at Mayday Brewery!
Following "Spondylitis" and "Hemorrhage", "Arrhythmia" and a small collage, 9"x12". The background is a painting mounted on wood with an encaustic fill and a collaged heart. I really enjoy this colorful background. I think I'll do more of this in the future.
This piece is the first of my larger encaustic fills. Typically, encaustic fills are done on a small scale because of the weight of the finished product and the higher risks of cracks with increased size. It is also difficult to melt as much wax as is needed to do large fills and to get it onto the canvas evenly without it drying before all of the canvas is covered. Despite the challenges, I believe I will continue to pursue large works like this in the future. This piece is 15"x24".
The background is a poured non-objective painting with acrylic and ink.
I pour a clear fill into the canvas and collage a hand drawn brain into the center.