Saturday, April 30, 2011

House No. 120: Alsatian Bourg

House No. 120: Alsatian Bourg
encaustic on paper
18 in. x 12 in.
120/365; 04/30/11

No matter how old I get, I will never lose my excitement over metallic crayons. They are awesome. And just look how great they look when they melt:

Check out the sparkles floating in the wax. Love, love, love that!

Check out the lint and dog fur also floating in the wax. Well, it adds texture, at least.

Colors with white in them make really lovely, subtle layering. (See the pink areas above.) That is my favorite part of this process, the layering and translucent obfuscation.

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