For some reason which I can't understand right now, I'm going through a red phase. This is my 6th red piece in the last several months. I aiming for nine pieces to be included in a summer show. I'll keep creating and edit the selection down to 9 in the end.
Apart from red, encaustic and texture seem to be the prevailing trends in my work this week. I'm keeping the work small so I can complete it in one sitting rather than dragging it along for weeks because I have little spare time these days.
Growth (2011) 6 x 6 in.., encaustic, paper, pigment stick on cradled panel
I love this paper and I've used it in very interesting ways since I found it several years ago. I'm on my last half sheet and for the life of me I have no idea where I bought it in my travels. This always happens when you find something good. I have a lovely collection of mark making tools for encaustic. Incising is one of my favourite activities in this medium. Rubbing in pigment stick with burnt umber is a great way to subtly highlight textured lines for a great organic look.