Saturday, 7 February 2009

How styles evolve

Well, actually I am finding it very interesting to see how my style of painting in wax is evolving as I gain more confidence and experiment more with the supports and techniques that can be applied in encaustic art.

From the descriptions of my paintings you will note I tend to use block waxes.  This is simply laziness on my part and for ease of use/storage.

However, I have been experimenting with different types of supports from encaustic card, canvas panels through to box canvases.  I must admit that I am rather taken with canvas panels at the moment finding it easier to manipulate the waxes with the various hot tools such as iron, hot air gun and stylus.  The stylus actually has different tips to create different effects which I found very useful for my latest offering.

An English Field is the title of my newest painting.  front on easle without flashThis was inspired by a recent walk in the grounds of Scotney Castle.  Although closed to visitors during the winter the general public are allowed to wander around the estate.  It was the weekend before we had snow so although it was bitterly cold, it was a beautiful crisp and sunny day.  It was lovely to be walking around the various fields, watching the sheep as they grazed by a stream that ran nearby.   This painting is to be found for sale in my Etsy shop where you will see more photographs.  front without flash betterSome of the pictures were taken with flash and some, like the one above, without flash.  Hence the difference in lighting effects! 
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7 comments:

Audrey said...

You are painting on wax? Ok - I need to read more about this and see your shop.

Cosmic Creatures said...

Beautiful painting! =)

Myfanwy said...

Always something exciting to see, Pat. No exception this time.

Randomocity said...

Beautiful! Makes me want to go there :)

Kim said...

hi Pat
your blog is now listed in the Top Artists Directory....
you will find a selection of codes for badges there too :)
enjoy your weekend :)
cheers Kim

On a Whimsey said...

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments!

Jo Hoffacker said...

I found you through Entrecard, and I'm so glad I did. I love encaustics!

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