Wha?, 15 panels 7″square, Encaustic and Pan Pastel, 2013
You Know You Did, 72″l x 15″h, Encaustic and Pan Pastel, 2013
This is the most recent Encaustic and Pan Pastel piece for an upcoming exhibition. ”You Know You Did” is 72′l x 15′h and a whole lot of fun-for me anyway!
Below is an image of how the piece began. I don’t typically take too many in process shots but really loved this black and white base. So much so that my next piece is going to be black and white! It is comprised of 15 seven inch panels and based on the old hand held puzzles we use to play with as kids-more details to come.
Have a beautiful day!
Here is a still in the studio, still wet behind the ears shot of my newest encaustic piece, BTDT. I have sized up from my normal encaustics and this one measures nearly 5 feet high by and between 15 and 18 inches wide. It is made on a 2.5 in deep plywood braced panel. I will have exact dimensions for you when I post the ‘official’ pic on the encaustics page. I am revisiting some favorite ideas for an upcoming exhibition in May and am pretty excited (I’ll share more info later). Though not as theoretically grounded as some of my other work, I find these satisfying and enjoyable to create!
I continue to explore my new favorite item for encaustics, Pan Pastels. I have been surprised and delighted with how well they integrate with my work and how I can work in my ‘style’ and get quality results in less time and the process is easier! Just a note, I do not receive any sort of compensation from Pan Pastels-when I find something that supports my work and does it in a way that demonstrates consistent quality, ease of use and compatibility with whatever medium I am using I want to share!
I had a few moments to hit the studio yesterday and was prepping a panel for a new painting when this happened! I am NOT a landscape painter but as I was preparing my encaustic foundation this just kind of popped out. This is a combination of my handmade encaustic paint, Pan Pastels, natural beeswax and Oil Bar on Panel. This 18″ x 18″ un-named piece was a pleasant surprise and I learned a number of great ways to apply Pan Pastels.
Here’s to unexpected opportunities and results!
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This is what is inspiring me today…and moving me to live the ask!
After hitting New York and Chicago in the span of two weeks I have been filled with ideas and kind of worn out! While in New York I came across a product during the CAA 2013 Conference that I have completely fallen in love with. Above is an encaustic piece that I did using Pan Pastel Colors. I was intrigued right away when I spoke with Bernadette Ward from Colorfin Llc. and just knew it would revolutionize how I did certain techniques with my work. In between trips, I hit the studio to give the product a try and I couldn’t be happier with the results!
I don’t often talk about specific products on my website but when I find one that I know is fantastic and that I love I want to share it. You can follow them at @panpastel on twitter and check out their website at www.panpastel.com to learn about all the great ways you can use Pan Pastels.
Just a note-I am not an agent of Pan Pastel and receive nothing for promoting their product on my website. I believe that when something is really great it should be shared!
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