encaustic and paper on birch 6 x 6
Wax lends itself pretty well to paper - especially if I mount it on a birch panel. I've been getting some new small works together for my upcoming show for June. I needed to shake it up a bit and try some new things. I've noticed lots of really cool artwork done on old book pages and decided to to use this as inspiration. Fussbudget here is one of a few that I have dreamed up lately. Its been fun to just let go and paint whatever subject comes to mind. Using the old book pages seems to get my imagination going and release any seriousness that I've been feeling lately. I really like the finished/unfinished, see through aspect of these - the partial and hidden view kind of piques the interest and makes you linger just a little bit longer. Fun, I think.
I'm sorry I missed the party last week. Too much on the plate - and overflowing for the next couple of weeks, I'm afraid. I'll do my best to cruise the blogs and see all the amazing art out in the world. Party on! and Keep on the creative trail :)