My What if series explores how ideas can be represented when colour and contrast are removed from the equation. These new works are abstracted landscapes that rely mostly on texture to make their presence know. The silvery sheen was created by rubbing pearl pigment stick over the encaustic. It shimmers like a pristine landscape in the winter sun.
Landscape 1 (2014) mixed media encaustic , 6 x 6 in.
Landscape 2 (2014) mixed media encaustic , 6 x 6 in.
I see so many references to my summer life by the edge of the Atlantic ocean in a small fishing community in Newfoundland. I never planned these at all. They were spontaneous responses to a pile of materials I had with me.
One of these days I will figure out how to actually photograph encaustic work. These are looking so pinkish and they are actually white.