Encaustic: More Playing
I have found that the best way to learn more about a process is to play with it, to experiment, without the expectation of ending up with a viable “product”. So I have been doing just that as I venture into the exciting world of encaustic. It is challenging to overcome the technicalities of it and still maintain my aesthetic. And it is that challenge that is so very appealing.
A few more experiments: Are they finished? Maybe. Maybe not. No need to make any permanent decisions at this point.
Last week I had the opportunity to take part in an Encaustic workshop with artists Jeffrey Hirst and Lisa Pressman, at Jeff’s studio in Chicago.
It is a fascinating process, but in 5 days I was primarily consumed with trying to master the process/techniques of working with hot wax. I made some progress, but have a LONG, LONG way to go. The following are in progress experiments which I hope to complete this Fall (once I set up an area of my own studio where I can work with the encaustic materials). Each piece is 12″ x 12″.