waxing lilies

 

as a part of the encaustic workshop, i actually attempted to see if i could create a brandon-esque (see previous acrylic painting series) piece using wax. it ended up being quite a bit more tricky with controlling the temperature and thickness and transparency than i anticipated so i shifted gears and moved into some mild 3d sculpting.

below is a little piece that’s still in progress and requires a bit more tempering, but its idea is quite evident. it’s a happy little piece that started with a wonderful blue and clear base that built up into what i’m calling a lily pond. each individual petal is constructed from drips of wax, like tiny wax crepes which I peel off and promptly mold while still warm. here are 3 shots of the piece, collaged from different angles.

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the lily pond

encaustic on a 10″ x 10″ board (in progress)

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