encaustic, paper and photo transfer on Birch Panel 9x12
Have you ever been faced with that old addage - Sink or Swim? or.. Fish or Cut Bait... however, you want to say it - it holds the same decision. Its a choice to either take part and be a "doer" or just be on the sidelines be a "watcher".
Photo transfer work in encaustic has been elusive for me. Its not that its a hard process, in fact its quite easy. I've decided to take a run at it for the next month. I have been thinking for a long time on how to combine the two things that I love - photography and encaustic. There are lots of examples of work out there of people who do just that. You can check out this website or this one or here.
One of my favorites is Ben Hecht and his amazing waves.
So, I'm on board.. I'm going to give it a go and try to work on combining photography and encaustic painting. This is one of my first attempts. I used this procedure to transfer the image to the wax. Her swimsuit is a photo I had taken of a reflection in some building windows. The door to the left and no parking sign... mine too. I enhanced the door with some strips of book pages - why... well, the photo didn't transfer well and that's what came to mind. Don't you just love when something appears to be going badly - then ahhhhh... Genius strikes and it all turns out OK.
I'm hooking up with Paint Party Friday today.