One snag I have not been able to figure out is the encaustic studio issue (ample ventilation, something not possible in my apartment setting). To keep forward motion I have been attempting to gain the effect of encaustic layers through other mediums. The experiment today was acetate and vellum, which was a learning curve but ultimately successful.
|charcoal and acrylic on vellum|
So this was a doodle on vellum (fyi: the difference between the two is vellum is opaque while acetate is transparent). I enjoyed the painting, but didn't like that the loose vellum was wrinkling drastically. So I stuck it on my acrylic painting on top of an acetate layer. (And I did paint it a bit pinker.)
|acrylic, charcoal, acetate, vellum, not finished!|
Also today I worked on #2 from my last post. Now this particular painting has been pissing me off every time I looked at it, I was very unhappy with it. I mentioned it to a friend of mine who commented that it was surprising I was even trying for abstract. That's when the lightbulb went off and I threw that goal out the window. I re-attacked #2, and now it's something I can be much more proud of. Not done, but it looks waaay better:
I have no idea why these shapes keep reappearing with me, but I love them. This still needs a few more hours of work, and the colors are a bit sickly in this picture, but I am so happy to have this appearing here to show progress from earlier. Looking forward to where these pieces will end up.