13"x13" mixed media encaustic on wood panel framed with 2.5" deep natural maple floater frame
There was something about all the major shifts happening in the world in recent times that pushed me to dig deeper into myself to get in contact with the truest essence of what inspires me to create. It felt important to keep showing up despite the swirling energies of fear and doubt and to distill the sources of peace, truth, and beauty that shape my days.
I wanted to get back to my early days of creating with encaustic when I made my own paints using powdered pigments, beeswax, and damar resin so I gathered up my supplies and made a batch of paints especially for this series.
This was the first painting I created in this series and I wanted to give myself some constraints by using only color, texture, and abstract elements to create the overall mood. I started with some pencil drawings I made based on the bird tracks I saw in the snow as I walked to my studio. From there I added oil paint, pastels, elements of collage using vintage papers, crocheted lace, words cut from a player piano roll, and thick splashes of wax. The overall effect is a structured and sculptural piece that feels energetic and calming at the same time.
Comes wired and ready to hang for years of enjoyment!
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