Encaustic Experiment

Encaustic, 8”x8”, 2011Douglas Colyer

After three aborted drawings made the trash bin today, I had a creative breakdown and went to  pick up some of the basics for encaustic.  If  any of the beeswax pros look too closely they’ll see a myriad of technical errors, however, I had a blast and after the frustrating studio day it was either this or chocolate.

The piece comes close to what I envisioned. Intuition said stop one layer earlier yet this version is still satisfying for a first timer. I enjoy the result of pushing the hot wax to create texture on the surface.