These I decided to do in monochrome just for something different. I like the outcome.
Here I have had to get some help of my friendly Buda from outside to help me weigh down the board I have glued to hang my small encaustic paintings on ready to go to the Stationmaster's Art Gallery in Strathalbyn. I am hoping to be organised to take them in early next week. I have a feeling that this was the easy part.
During summer there is something to be said about working nights. With the painting side of the procedure anyway. I don't think I would be too popular using the drop saw or sander during the night.
I have decided to use my tall table on wheels for encaustic work, so that I stand more. The box fan helps to ventilate the studio pushing any fumes away from me out of a double window.
Usually I paint on encaustic card, then glue them onto the wooden base. I thought I would try to see how painting on the wood would look. I like the texture but an not yet convinced of the colour. I did use the iron on these and found I had to do several layers of medium first to get the iron to glide. I have come to the conclusion that if painting on wood, brushes might be the go. I have a lot of experimenting to do yet, and that is before I even try adding mixed media. It has taken a while but I think I have found my medium. I love the way I never know how each painting will turn out. This has definitely freed up my art. These are only 105 x 148.5mm.
Zilpa van der Gragt.