Thursday, November 19, 2009

soul searching

Whew! It's been a challenging time in the studio. The pressure of an upcoming solo show is over for the time being, and I have been experimenting with abstracts and photos with encaustic. Actually, I have just been printing out old photos on my HP printer on regular paper. For years I believed that I couldn't combine these prints with encaustic. Well, it works just fine.

After the figurative work I have been finding it difficult to feel that the abstract has the same deep meaning for me. I am working small, 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" using lots of layers, lightly tinted encaustic paint,some oil sticks and plenty of scraping. It is starting to be more fun. I hope I am not making just decorative art. See the examples above.