Months ago, I re-worked an encaustic painting , I don't remember what it had been, before, but obviously I wasn't happy with it. I worked and worked; day after day. There was so much wax on it that it was getting very heavy.
When we moved in June, I put this painting away, still not completely satisfied with it; put it in the stacks in my viewing room, and then pulled it out a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was NASTY! I asked my assistant to put it out in the sun and scrape all the encaustic wax off it.
The sun began its work.
|Before the melt down|
|The Sun begins the melting|
|Time to start scraping and there were small mountains of wax to be discarded|
|Next step; red encaustic. The stained board is lovely.|
|Continuing with oil and cold wax. I could have stopped here.|
|I am stopping for now. Is it finished?|