This is my first wax portrait that I did. And really, there weren't many before her regardless of medium. I painted animals as a kid, not people, not portraits. Yet, lately this past year there has been a compelling desire to learn to paint portraits. No explanation, no reason - just got it in my head and had to go that way, that direction. It was the same for me, when I just had to learn how to do encaustic painting.
|encaustic and paper on birch|
|oil on paper|
While, not every painting is perfect - the progress is forward even if in bits and pieces. 2012 has been this way for me. Its been a piecing together of wonderful progress - one painting, one face at a time. And, I know it isn't just me - I've seen it in many other's work this year and its been fun to share your progress with you. Thank you all for your support through 2012. I am so looking forward to what 2013 has in store for all of us. Wishing you all a very creative and Happy New Year!!