I have been painting with my encaustics this week and loving it! I have to set everything up in the hallway by the back door because I need good ventilation and I have none in my studio. This particular painting is of a sunset from Washington state. The colors are so vibrant. I painted the encaustic on the clayboard and then heated it up. I work the melted wax around until I get sworls of color like you would see in the sky. You can't get an exact replica like you could with oil paint but I think it makes an interesting painting.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I made it Art Prize this year! It is a city wide art competition in Grand Rapids that runs for 3 weeks. So far the winners have been realistic pieces and I am curious to see what type of art wins this year. I can't say I saw any paintings that really blew me away but then again I didn't get to all of the venues. You can download the Art Prize ap and you can see all of the art. I did see some outdoor sculptures that I thought were great. I also saw a 4 panel quilted fabric piece that was amazing. I am considering entering next year. It would be terrific to put on my resume.